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 Banks.
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:
• Custer County
• Dewey County
• Logan County
• Tulsa County
Volunteers are needed to assist with harvesting produce. Please check this link for volunteer opportunities.
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 Conservation Districts.
How to Participate
Agriculture producers interested in participating in the Farm to Food Bank project may submit the form below.
For more information
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