Harvest for All
One in nine people in Illinois struggle with hunger. The Illinois Harvest for All program demonstrates the generosity of Illinois agriculture by participating in the American Farm Bureau Harvest for All campaign. The committee promotes fundraising through food drives, and sale of memorabilia, and distributes materials to county Farm Bureaus.
The Illinois Farm Bureau encourages local involvement and partners with FFA chapters, Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters, and county Young Leader programs to fight against food insecurity in Illinois. The top collecting counties are awarded the Top Harvest for All recognition during the IAA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
In 2018, Young Leaders in Illinois teamed up to donate over 240,000 pounds of food and volunteer nearly 6,000 hours to fight hunger!
To get involved with your local Harvest for All program, contact your county Young Leader program.
In 2018, the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders were recognized as the American Farm Bureau Federation Harvest for All national winner for funds raised, and national runner-up for hours volunteered.