New York Farmers Giving Back to Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
New York Farm Bureau, in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Gleaning Program and City Harvest are working together to coordinate food donations to New York City and Long Island residents who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. More than 2 trucks will be packed with nearly 100,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables including potatoes, greens, cider, squash and edible pumpkins, apples, potatoes, carrots and other vegetables.
Farmers can understand the hardships left behind from a storm. Last year in the wake of the devastation left by Irene and Lee, many people came to their aid to assist in any way possible. Now these same farmers are looking to repay the kindness.