Albion FFA will deliver 50,000 pounds of food on Saturday morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 December 2020 at 3:14 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Students in the Science of Food Class in Albion get boxes ready for apples that will be delivered this afternoon as part of the FFA food drive. The students include, from left: Lauren Wehling, Charley London, Cam Bell (in back), Sam Williams and Betsey Krenning, the FFA advisor.

The FFA has set a goal of collecting 50,000 pounds of food that will be delivered Saturday morning to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee in Albion. Community Action will then share it with other food pantries and agencies.

Local farms and agricultural businesses started delivering food on Tuesday for the annual food drive, which the FFA has coordinated since 2010. The first year there was 3,000 pounds and it has steadily grown, reaching 40,000 pounds in 2019. The FFA believes it has reached its goal of 50,000 pounds for 2020.

Photos courtesy of Betsey Krenning: Faith Woody, Emily Graham and Samantha Basinait put apples from a bin into boxes.

The food drive donors this year include:

  • Orleans County Farm Bureau
  • Triple G Farm
  • Panek Farms
  • Root Brothers
  • Kludt Brothers
  • Nesbitt Fruit Farms
  • Orchard Dale Fruit
  • Kreher’s Eggs
  • Martin Farms
  • Kirby Farms
  • Partyka Farms
  • CY Farms
  • Starowitz Farms
  • Poverty Hill Farms
  • Torrey Farms
  • Dale Root
  • Colby Farms
  • Mortellaro Farms
  • My-T Acres Farm
  • Lynnette and Sons
  • Mayer Bros.
  • Schutts Apple Mill
  • InterGrow Greenhouses
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative
  • Rush’s Vegetables
  • Champion Moving & Storage
  • Lake Ontario Fruit
  • H. H. Dobbins
  • Citrus (Sue Holland and Laura Simboli)

Bailey Nesbitt and Adam Krenning unload a truck that delivered produce for the food drive.