Rural Women Leaders Announce 2016 Food Drive
The American Farmers & Ranchers Women’s Cooperative launched their 2016 Drive Away Hunger food drive Feb. 16.
The “Drive Away Hunger with AFR” campaign is asking members to bring canned goods as well as financial contributions to their local and county meetings.
“We are extremely pleased to provide food for those in need,” Suzanne Gilbert, AFR Women’s Cooperative Council chairperson, said. “It only makes sense that those who produce food provide for those who need it the most.”
Items needed for this year’s food drive include beans, soup, sauce, tuna, salmon, chicken, canned fruits and vegetables, brown rice, pasta and peanut butter.
The 2015 American Farmers & Ranchers Women’s Cooperative food drive totaled 140,303 meals for hungry Oklahomans.
“We hope to exceed 2015 total as there continues to be a great need in Oklahoma,” Gilbert said.
Please contact your local food bank for more information regarding your local area’s needs.