Tuesday, October 18, 2011

World Food Day Celebrated by Gleaning Corn with Area Students

On Saturday October 15, the Farmworker Association of Florida partnered with Volunteer UCF for Knights Give Back day and with the Society of St. Andrew in order to celebrate World Food Day and to help feed those in need in the Apopka Community.  With over 20 volunteers working for three hours, students from the University of Central Florida in Orlando harvested close to 6,500 pounds of the famous area Zellwood sweet corn from Long and Scott Farm in Zellwood.  Of that, nearly 1,000 pounds of that sweet corn was donated to the Farmworker Association of Florida to be distributed to those in need in the farmworker and minority community in Apopka.   

Thank you UCF College Democrats for providing the pictures!

Students were able to receive a first-hand experience of what Florida farmworkers must do every day in order to feed themselves and their families.  Americorps volunteer, Vinny Cannizzaro spoke about the reality of the men and women that harvest our food, and spent the morning gleaning with the students.  Long & Scott Farms is the only farm of the former Lake Apopka farms that is still in operation.  Thank you VolunteerUCF for showing your support to Florida Farmworkers and helping feed those who feed us all!

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