The Oklahoma Food Banks and the Conservation Partnership have joined
together to fight hunger while conserving natural resources. Through
Farm to Food Bank, a pilot project that implements practices that
increase the health of soil, four Oklahoma farmers have volunteered to
plant and donate up to eight acres of cover crops to the Oklahoma Food
Volunteer to Help Harvest Produce for the Farm to Food Bank Project
Our first gleaning with the Weatherford Food and Resource Center will be on Saturday, October 21st. Volunteers are still needed. Please check this link throughout the fall for volunteer opportunities with this project.
Cover crops, like squash and okra, are staples in a healthy diet. The Oklahoma Food Banks, which consists of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, place a priority on increasing the volume of fresh fruits and vegetables distributed statewide. Last year alone, the Regional Food Bank distributed more than 12.7 million pounds of produce to clients, representing 24 percent of the nonprofit’s total distribution. That number is expected to grow this year.
Pilot Project Locations:
The Farm to Food Bank project is a
collaboration between the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community
Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, the
United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation
Service in Oklahoma, Green Cover Seed and the Oklahoma Association of