Farm To The City: A Thanksgiving Bounty For The Needy (With Gallery)

November 20, 2018

Students from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties worked in fields near Jay Monday to harvest vegetables that will help feed about 800 needy families  this week for Thanksgiving.

The event at the University of Florida’s West Florida Research and Education Center was part of Farm-City Week, bringing the bounty of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences farm to the needy of the city.

The students were from agricultural programs and organizations that included Tate High School,  Northview High School, Jay High School, Central School, Beulah Middle School, Barrineau Park 4-H and the Boy Scouts. They harvested produce including greens, sorted sweet potatoes and bagged freshly ground corn meal and grits.

The produce will be distributed to 400 families in Escambia County and 400 in Santa Rosa County along with a turkey, ham or chicken and all of the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal from Feeding the Gulf Coast. (Families were preregistered for the food distributions.)

National Farm to City Week is a national effort to bring about a better understanding between rural and urban people by increasing knowledge and appreciation for agriculture.

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5 Responses to “Farm To The City: A Thanksgiving Bounty For The Needy (With Gallery)”

  1. Susan on November 21st, 2018 3:19 pm

    It’s a blessing to give these families fresh vegetables to go with their meals. Thank you students for your help! People appreciate this more than you know.

  2. Beegee on November 20th, 2018 6:54 pm

    Wonderful!!!!!!! Such a great feeling knowing you helped someone to have a very thankful Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good to see good youngins doing good for others!!!!!!!!!

  3. Concernd on November 20th, 2018 5:31 pm

    We know of a needy family where do u go to get it name put down thank u

  4. anne1of2 on November 20th, 2018 12:50 pm

    These teens will have a very blessed Thanksgiving with their own families, such good people.

  5. Gman on November 20th, 2018 5:56 am

    Awesome job to all involved.

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