Thanks to a partnership between farms in upstate New York and New York Senator Jessica Ramos, thousands of pounds of food are being donated to people in need in New York City. The donations include 17-hundred gallons of milk from Dairy Farmers of America, 300 pounds of beef from La Casa De Leche Farm, 20-thousand pounds of apples from Farm Fresh First, and Torrey Farms gave 14-thousand pounds of onions, eight-thousand pounds of potatoes and four-thousand pounds of cabbage.
The New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association also donated coloring books and 575 packs of Prang Crayons made with soybean oil. The donations were distributed to families at Ramos’ office in Queens over the weekend.
"We cannot have hungry families in New York City, and farmers upstate dumping their product because they cannot sell it," Ramos explained. "Together with our farmer partners, we created our own network, and we will convert our district office into a food distribution hub to provide our neighbors with fresh produce and meals."
Source: Auburn Pub