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NATIONAL RURAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER
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NATIONAL RURAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER
 
Florida State Rural Development Council (FSRDC) and the Florida Neighborhood Nutrition Network (NNN) have taken the fight against hunger to a new level by coordinating a community-wide gleaning program for at-risk community residents.  Gleaning is the process of harvesting fruits and vegetables that are either non cost-effective or missed by mechanical harvesters.  To date, more than 35,000 pounds of otherwise wasted produce has been harvested, and NNN was selected as one of 15 programs in the United States to receive three-year funding to coordinate a community food project as part of the USDA Community Food Security Initiative.  For their work in addressing the critical problem of hunger, FSRDC and their partners are awarded the 2003 Rural Impact Award by Florida Congressman Allen Boyd.

If you would like more information, contact the Council 850/875-7196 or via email - cchanks AT mail.ifas.ufl.edu.

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