The second annual Helping Hams campaign at Fresno State, which kicked off on Friday Nov. 14 at the Gibson Farm Market when University President Joseph I. Castro made the first donations to purchase student-produced holiday hams for those in need during the holidays.
Helping Hams has already raised $4,300 of the intended goal of $5,250. The current amount will pay for 143 hams, but there is still time to donate if you haven’t yet! To participate, the community is invited to make donations in increments of $5 towards the purchase of hams that will later be distributed by organizations affiliated with Fresno State.
Donations can be made at the Gibson Farm Market (5368 N. Chestnut Ave.) or by sending a check payable to Fresno State Farm Market to 2385 E. Barstow Ave., AG85, Fresno, CA 93740. All donations must be received by Dec. 11. A tax deduction receipt is available upon request.
Donations of $50 or greater will receive a commemorative magnet created by the Boys and Girls Club, which is partnering with Associated Students Inc. (while supplies last).
The Helping Hams campaign is coordinated by the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and its student-operated Gibson Farm Market and Associated Students Inc.