The Great American Food Drive® is just that, an old fashioned food drive, but on a national level. We believe in the American Spirit, and take pride in helping our Fellow Americans who are in need of food so that no one goes to bed hungry. Our theme is “From our Farms to those in need, Americans Pulling Together to Feed Americans.”
We partner with major sporting and performance events, and host food drives at these events to benefit local community food banks. The best part is that all of the food and 100% of the monetary donations collected at all of our Great American Food Drive® events are donated to the nearest local food bank in the town where the event was held. We believe that it is important that the members of the local community who attend our events can have confidence that their food or monetary donations will stay right in their own hometown, making a difference in the lives of their neighbors who are in need of emergency food assistance. The Great American Food Drive® strives to bring Americans together on a local and national level to form a united front in the fight against hunger in America!
Farmers play an important role in providing the much needed food to the over 3,000 food banks located throughout America. Without the dedicated hours and tremendous efforts of our American Farmers, many of these food banks would not have the ability to provide fresh fruit and vegetables, quality beef, poultry, and dairy products to the millions of Americans who rely on emergency food assistance through their local banks. Through programs such as Share the Harvest and Fall Food Share, farmers donate millions of pounds food each year to local food banks in towns and cities across the U.S.
Unfortunately today, American Farmers are struggling, due in part, to over government regulation both on the federal and state level, to provide quality food at a reasonable cost . Many farmers are not able to keep up with the costs of the new regulations, forcing them to reduce the amounts of crops that they grow, and in many cases stop farming altogether. We need to help our farmers so that they can continue to provide quality food at a low cost, and also allow them the ability to donate a portion of their crop to their local area food bank. We are thankful for the strong support of our farmers from organizations like our national sponsor Protect the Harvest and the hundreds of local Farm Bureaus in America. Please take a stand and let your local, state, and U.S. legislators know that you support your local farmers and their efforts to donate much needed food to their area food bank.