ADM Announces Contribution to Missouri Farmers Care to Help Combat Childhood Food Insecurity
Support to provide equivalent of 500,000 meals to food-insecure Missourians
ADM, a global leader in sustainable human and animal nutrition announced today a contribution to support Missouri Farmers Care Foundation’s (MFCF) efforts to alleviate childhood hunger while highlighting Missouri agriculture. With this support, ADM and Brownfield Ag News are serving as presenting partners for the 2022 Drive to Feed Kids. The generous support provided by ADM will provide the equivalent of 500,000 meals to food insecure families throughout Missouri.
“ADM’s partnership in the Drive to Feed Kids is an investment in the future of Missouri,” said Ashley McCarty, Missouri Farmers Care Foundation Executive Director. “The Drive partners are committed to standing in the gap to help provide food children need to be prepared for success. We are honored that ADM has joined Missouri agriculture as a leader in this endeavor.”
Since its inception in 2017, the Drive to Feed Kids has raised 8,765,470 meals for our food-insecure Missouri neighbors while highlighting the strength and heart of Missouri agriculture. With one in seven children in Missouri lacking access to enough food, the need for partnership and donations is significant for the well-being of Missouri children.
“Though ADM Cares, we are committed to addressing food insecurity issues as well promoting sustainable agriculture practices, and this is a great way for us to do both,” said Jennifer Ballinger, Director, ADM Cares. “ADM is committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, and we are pleased to announce this support in the state of Missouri where we have significant operations and employees.”
The Drive to Feed Kids is a year-round effort of Missouri farmers, ranchers, agricultural businesses and organizations to raise awareness and resources to address food insecurity in our state. Through meal-packing events, contributions of food products, pork processing and monetary donations, the agriculture community provides support to food banks serving food-insecure Missourianss. The Drive to Feed Kids annually kicks off in January with the 4-H Feeding Missouri campaign and continues with Hogs for Hunger. The effort culminates in August at the Missouri State Fair, with packing events and recognition of the 2022 impact.
ADM joins many long-term sponsors and partners who make the Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids possible including Brownfield Ag News, Bayer, American Family Insurance, FCS Financial, MFA Incorporated, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Feeding Missouri, NutraBlend, Missouri Pork Association, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Forrest and Charlotte Lucas – Founders of Protect the Harvest, Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners John Deere, Missouri FFA Association, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri State Fair, Missouri 4-H and the contributions of many Missouri farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.
Missouri Farmers Care Foundation encourages companies and individuals to join in the Drive to Feed Kids. To partner with MFCF to benefit the Drive to Feed Kids, contact Ashley McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drive sponsorship details and a giving link for individuals to make donations found at www.mofarmerscare.com/drive/. All proceeds will be directed to Feeding Missouri network food banks who work daily to alleviate childhood hunger.
The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares helps sustain and strengthen communities where ADM colleagues work, live and operate by directing funding, volunteerism, and industry knowledge to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. ADM Cares focuses its efforts primarily in three areas: Advancing Sustainable Agriculture; Increasing Food Security; and Investing in Education.
MISSOURI FARMERS CARE FOUNDATION
Missouri Farmers Care Foundation enables Missourians to understand the influence and importance of agriculture in their daily lives by serving as the centralized hub of the unified educational programs, awards, and hunger relief efforts of Missouri’s agricultural community. www.MOFarmersCare.com
MISSOURI FARMERS CARE
Missouri Farmers Care is a joint effort by Missouri's agriculture community to stand together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our communities depend. The coalition of more than 45 leading Missouri agricultural groups promotes the growth of Missouri agriculture and rural communities through coordinated communication, education, and advocacy. www.MOFarmersCare.com.
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