Many farms contributed to FFA food drive

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 December 2018 at 4:57 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Albion FFA unloads a flatbed trailer this morning after 35,000 pounds of produce was delivered to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee.

Adam Krenning, left, is the FFA advisor. He is joined on top of the trailer by his nephew, Ryan Krenning, an FFA member.

About 20 farms donated to the annual FFA food drive. FFA members called them about six weeks ago. Many of those farms have been contributors to annual food drive for several years now.

Emily Harling works with other FFA students to unload the trailer.

The following donated to the effort:

Triple G Farms – Potatoes

Root Brothers – Cabbage

Kludt Brothers – Squash

Nesbitt Fruit Farm – Apples

Orchard Dale Fruit Farm – Apples

Kreher’s – Eggs

Martin Farms – Squash

Jeff Partyka – Apples

CY Farms – Onions

Starowitz Farms – Cabbage

Torrey Farms – Onions and Potatoes

Panek Family Farm – Green Beans and Corn

Robert Colby/ Colby Farms – Potatoes and Cabbage

Bittner Singer Orchards – Apples

Orleans County Farm Bureau – Hams

Mortellaro and Sons – Onions

Costanzo’s Bakery/ Dale Root – Bread

Adam Kirby – Apples

Navarra’s Greenhouses – Crates

Call Farms – Potatoes

Poverty Hill Farms and Upstate Niagara – Butter

Middle School Principal Brad Pritchard, right, joins the FFA students in a line that filled a shed with potatoes and other produce.

Some of the food today was picked up by six food pantries in the county, and four soup kitchens. The rest will be stored and given to people in the coming weeks and months.

Community Action will use the food for more than 450 families, including 250 in central Orleans, 186 in the Holley area and 20 in Lyndonville.

Russ Peters, pastor of Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship in Shelby, said the food will help the church prepare about 55 to 60 food baskets for families in the community.

“This is a huge help,” he said.

Michael DiCureia hands off a box of eggs.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley was back again helping to unload the tractor trailer. He hands a bag of cabbage to Amanda Krenning-Muoio, a senior field advisor for New York Farm Bureau and Adam Krenning’s sister.

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