The Big Fresno Fair would like to thank everyone who helped make the 8th annual "Feed the Need" Food drive a success yet again! An incredible 266,207 lbs. (or more than 130 tons) of food was collected to help feed those in need in our community bringing the program's eight-year total to more than 710 tons of food collected and more than 1.1 million meals!
These collection numbers reflect efforts from the Fair-time drive that was held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in which 55,671 lbs. of food was collected at the Fair gates, coupled with a Fresno State Student Cupboard Food Drive Challenge, the Corporate Donation Outreach Initiative and an Early Food Drive held in partnership with local media partner CBS 47.
The Big Fresno Fair partners with Community Food Bank and The Salvation Army to help operate this large food drive effort each year and relies on the support of community partners including Save Mart Supermarkets, FoodMaxx, Wells Fargo and local media outlets. As an agricultural-based Fair, The Big Fresno Fair is proud to stand behind this program. Thanks to help from our local community, the Fair looks forward to continuing the fight against hunger and providing assistance to those who have nowhere else to turn.
Again, thank you for coming together to make a difference in a BIG way for our community! If you are a business that would like to get involved in this effort, please email email@example.com
or call (559) 650-3229.