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Published on May 5th 2020
John Botti: He took immediate action to help farmers and food banks.

John Botti, pictured top right, called on a group of friends to help him set up Farms to Food Banks
John Botti, pictured top right, called on a group of friends to help him set up Farms to Food Banks.
photo: dailymail.co.uk

On Tuesday April 14th, John, a White Plains, New York money manager watched a dramatic story on ABC National News.

It stated from COVID-19, millions of people are now unemployed or sick and their savings depleted.

It showed examples of Americans in record numbers lining up for hours at overwhelmed food banks hoping those food banks did not run out of food, even as some did.

10,000 show up to San Antonio food bank
10,000 show up to San Antonio food bank.
photo: tmz.com

It added that some families are on the brink of starvation.

Meanwhile, farmers can no longer sell what many people can no longer afford and are forced to let their produce rot in the fields. Even milk is being poured down the drain.

John immediately confronted this huge tragedy.

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Beginning the next day, he recruited friends who recruited friends and they started Farms to Food Banks.

They secured a semi-trailer truck and bought 43,000 pounds of otherwise wasted potatoes from an Idaho farmer and delivered them to a New York food bank 2,400 miles away.

This truck is bringing potatoes from an Idaho farm to the Bronx, New York.
This truck is bringing potatoes from an Idaho farm to the Bronx, New York.
photo: dailymail.co.uk

Now joined by numerous volunteers Farms to Food Banks is expanding to help as many farmers and food banks as they can.

The first shipment purchased was 43,000 pounds of potatoes from Cranney's Farms in Idaho
The first shipment purchased was 43,000 pounds of potatoes from Cranney's Farms in Idaho.
photo: dailymail.co.uk

To raise money, they set up a tax deductible go-fund-me account so people can help, even with just a few dollars https://www.gofundme.com/f/farms-to-food-banks.

At some point, the U.S. government will play a major role, but for now, it is up to giant food banks and you and me and others like John to help rescue our brethren.

Editor's Note: To learn more and see the latest ABC National News coverage on this story: https://abcnews.go.com/US/friends-free-food-us-farms/story?id=70317655

In the next KazanToday: Another man who found a remarkable way to help others in need.


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