Join over 160 farmers in donating to the California Association of Food Banks’ (CAFB) Farm to Family program to support those who may be in need of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables.

The Farm to Family program helps move excess California-grown products from the field to food banks up and down the state. Over 160 growers currently donate more than 50 varieties of produce to the Farm and Family program, including many Western Growers members.

Gail Delihant

A national coalition of 64 organizations representing specialty crop producers sent a letter to congressional leadership yesterday highlighting the extraordinary measures agricultural employers are taking to protect their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The letter details the collaboration between the agriculture industry, public health experts and regulatory agency officials to develop best safety practices in the field and in packing, processing and cooling facilities.

Last Friday, a coalition of more than 75 California agricultural organizations pressed on Governor Gavin Newsom to recognize the significance of the food supply in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to consider the importance of a reliable water supply in growing the food that our communities require.

“Making sure farmers have the water to grow next year’s food supply is as important as making sure grocery store shelves are stocked today,” the group noted in the letter.

Cory Lunde

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