All Faiths Food Bank Receives Match for Autumn Harvest Campaign
During All Faiths Food Bank’s annual "Autumn Harvest" campaign, the food bank aims to provide children, families, seniors and veterans in Sarasota and DeSoto counties with access to fresh fruits and vegetable through the fall.
A matching opportunity from the Rakay Family Foundation is currently offering up to $100,000 in one-to-one matching funds for gifts made through Sept. 30 for the Autumn Harvest campaign.
Additionally, the food bank will continue to maximize resources through its “food rescue” operations, in which unsold produce from local farmers and grocery stores is "rescued," stored in the organization’s warehouse and distributed through partner agencies and programs, including mobile pantries.
In 2018 and 2019, nearly $578,000 was contributed to the Autumn Harvest campaign to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for people in Sarasota and DeSoto counties; All Faiths pivoted to a crisis campaign in 2020 to assist with pandemic response.