Local Farm Relief Effort Brings Farm Produce to Food Pantries
A Holland, Michigan, program called Local Farm Relief Effort is collecting funds from the community to purchase fresh produce from local farmers and supply it to food pantries, reports WZZM. “It helps the farmers, it helps the families, and it keeps the dollars in our community,” explained one of the founders. The program has raised nearly $40,000 that will keep it running until October. Farmers are pleased to have an additional outlet for their produce and to support their community. Meanwhile, food pantries are pleased with the variety of exceptionally fresh produce.