Farm Bureau and Food Banks Win Big with Farm to Football

Farm Bureau and Food Banks Win Big with Farm to Football
MidFirst provided the coin counting van and donated $1,250 towards the effort.

For three months, 82 classrooms in 16 schools across the state collected coins as part of the From Farm to Football Harvest for All Coin Drive raising more than $4,000. Classrooms collected their coins for a cause: to help feed the hungry in their community.

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Seven of Arizona’s Community Food Banks received checks to continue their mission of fighting hunger. 

1.      St Mary’s Food Bank = $439.66

2.      United Food Bank = $1,053.1

3.      Duncan Food Bank = $535.09

4.      Agua Fria Community Food Bank = $1,209.19

5.      East Santa Cruz Food Bank = $228.57

6.      ICM Food Bank = $292.74

7.      Our Lady of the Snow Food Bank = $368.79

In total, $4,127.14 was raised by Arizona students through the From Farm to Football Harvest for All Coin Drive.  Sharman Hickman of Hickman’s Family Farms “believes the most valuable players of our future are the youth in our communities.” Sharman is looking forward to next year’s program “where the game plan is to get as many Arizona students as possible to raise $1.”

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Can you imagine if every student donated $1 to the program? we could raise over $1 million to fight hunger!

As part of the From Farm to Football Program, classes were also competing for the chance to win an Arizona Cardinals Day at their school. The class that collected the largest $ amount through the coin drive received a 1 ½ hour event that included the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, Big Red, Arizona Cardinals Outside Linebacker Markus Golden, Hickman’s Family Farms, and Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program. The big winners of this prize were the 5 th graders at Zuni Hills Elementary of the Peoria School District who raised $261.09 for their local food bank. In fact, it was just 12 students in Ms. Page’s class that took on the mission to help the hungry. Their efforts paid off for the entire 5 th Grade Team!

From Farm to Football Harvest for All Coin Drive Participants

Buckeye Elementary                           Buckeye                   Kindergarten               $44.64

Buckeye Elementary                           Buckeye                      3 rd grade                      $7.20

Buckeye Elementary                           Buckeye                      5 th Grade                     $4.27

Buckeye Elementary                           Buckeye                      6 th Grade                     $29.47

Country Meadows Elementary           Peoria                          2 nd Grade                    $24.64

Duncan Elementary                            Duncan                        3 rd Grade                     $14.19

Duncan Elementary                            Duncan                        4 th Grade                     $171.32

Duncan Elementary                            Duncan                        5 th Grade                     $30.88

Duncan Elementary                            Duncan                        6 th Grade                     $16.54

Duncan Elementary                            Duncan                        7 th Grade                     $91.32

Duncan Elementary                            Duncan                        8 th Grade                     32.27

Gateway Polytechnic Academy         Queen Creek               Kindergarten               $9.89

Gateway Polytechnic Academy         Queen Creek               1 st Grade                     $7.54

Gateway Polytechnic Academy         Queen Creek               2 nd Grade                    $2.81

Gateway Polytechnic Academy         Queen Creek               3 rd Grade                     $231.09

Gateway Polytechnic Academy         Queen Creek               4 th Grade                     $65.19

Gateway Polytechnic Academy         Queen Creek               5 th grade                      $10.27

Liberty Elementary                             Buckeye                      3 rd Grade                     $29.00

Liberty Elementary                             Buckeye                      7 th Grade                     $30.44

Liberty Elementary                             Buckeye                                                          $18.20

Payson Elementary                             Payson                         2 nd Grade                    $71.18

Patagonia Montessori                          Patagonia                    6 th Grade                     $50.00

Roosevelt Elementary                         Mesa                            2 nd Grade                    $19.65

Roosevelt Elementary                         Mesa                            4 th Grade                     $42.66

Roosevelt Elementary                         Mesa                            5 th Grade                     $12.48

Peralta Trail Elementary                     Gold Canyon               2 nd Grade                    $39.38

Queen Creek Elementary                    Queen Creek               Kinder                         $34.86

Queen Creek Elementary                    Queen Creek               3 rd Grade                     $11.73

Queen Creek Elementary                    Queen Creek               4 th Grade                     $39.56

Saguaro Elementary School                Casa Grande               2 nd Grade                    $27.23

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic              Avondale                       Kinder                         $90.74

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic              Avondale                    1 st Grade                     $156.94

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic              Avondale                    2 nd Grade                    $142.89

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic              Avondale                    3 rd Grade                     $90.74

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic              Avondale                    4 th Grade                     $71.80

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic              Avondale                    5 th Grade                     $77.17

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic              Avondale                    6 th Grade                     $102.17

Trinity Lutheran School                      Litchfield Park             Kinder                         $36.40

Trinity Lutheran School                      Litchfield Park            1 st Grade                     $12.92

Trinity Lutheran School                      Litchfield Park            2 nd Grade                    $29.04

Trinity Lutheran School                      Litchfield Park            3 rd Grade                     $25.47

Trinity Lutheran School                      Litchfield Park            4 th Grade                     $4.39

Trinity Lutheran School                      Litchfield Park            5 th Grade                     $7.84

Zuni Hills Elementary                         Sun City                      5 th Grade                     $261.09

Snowflake High School                      Snowflake                   9 th Grade                     $24.50

Snowflake High School                      Snowflake                   10 th Grade                   $50.33

Snowflake High School                      Snowflake                   11 th Grade                   $43.14

Snowflake High School                      Snowflake                   12 th Grade                   $72.25

Thew Elementary                                Tempe                         Kinder                         $26.76

Thew Elementary                                Tempe                         1 st Grade                     $33.65

Thew Elementary                                Tempe                         2 nd Grade                    $39.57

Thew Elementary                                Tempe                         3 rd Grade                     $75.30

Thew Elementary                                Tempe                         4 th Grade                     $32.58

Thew Elementary                                Tempe                         5 th Grade                     $64.84

Thew Elementary                                Tempe                         Counting Event           $90.48

MidFirst Bank Match and Bonus                                                                               $1,250

The From Farm to Football Program is a state-wide education program from Hickman’s Family Farms in partnership with the Arizona Cardinals and is administered by Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program. With monthly video messages from Markus Golden and pen pal letters from Arizona farmers and ranchers, Arizona students could learn about the importance of agriculture on and off the football field. In this, just the 2 nd year of the program, 738 classes participated with over 17,500 students. For more information about the program visit us on the web at www.azfb.org.

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