Sneak Peek: Planting Thanksgiving Dinner For 1,000 Needy Families

September 19, 2022

Every November, takes you to Farm City Week, and this year we are giving you an early sneak peak.

During Farm City Week, a couple of hundred or so student volunteers from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties work for a day in the fields near Jay to harvest collards, bag sweet potatoes, and more that will feed needy families at Thanksgiving.

Recently, the University of Florida’s West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay planted collards donated by Wendt Farm and Nursery. They collards will be ready just in time to harvest for Thanksgiving meals for about 1,000 families in partnership with Feeding the Gulf Coast and Waterfront Rescue Mission.

At the bottom of the page, you can see the harvested collards in 2021.

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One Response to “Sneak Peek: Planting Thanksgiving Dinner For 1,000 Needy Families”

  1. So Thoughtful and Giving on September 20th, 2022 11:50 pm

    I want to commend the volunteers, “thank you” …how wonderful of you all!!

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