May is Beef Month in New York State. The New York Beef Council is leading beef industry awareness month with the return of the “Farm to Food Bank” initiative to combat hunger. The campaign encourages beef and dairy farmers and all beef lovers to donate for the sole purchase of beef for eight regional food banks serving all 62 counties in New York State. A single $50.00 donation can provide meals for 150 people.
The donations generated will help ensure more protein will reach families and individuals in need. In addition to collecting donations the New York Beef Council will be spreading the message of beef’s role in a healthy diet by providing trainings for food bank staff on how to economically utilize and prepare beef donations. Beef is a high value protein and often underutilized by low income families, despite its nutrient dense value.
Farmers are encouraged to donate a monetary donation of their choice or pledge a calf. Pick a calf this spring and provide the consignment from that calf when it is sold in the fall! The Farm to Food Bank Campaign will wrap up on November 15th at which time the donations will be divided between the food banks.
Your donation will go directly for the purchase of lean ground beef and provide important nutrients to those New Yorkers among us who are most in need. Donate below!