The Big Fresno Fair brought in record food donations

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Visitors to the fair were asked to bring four cans of food to receive free admission last year. Organizers sat they collected more than 50 tons of food from fair-goers. They say the "Feed The Need" community food drive has grown into the largest single day, single location food drive in the nation.

"We are facing hunger issues in this Valley that we have never seen before. Here we are in a region that is so plentiful, such an abundance of agriculture, and yet one out of every four families are at risk of going hungry every given moment," said Andy Souza with Community Food Bank,

A spokesperson for Community Food Bank estimates the food collected at the fair will feed at least 20-thousand families in Fresno County.

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