Minnesota Farm Bureau Helps Bring More Food to More People

December 2, 2011 By: Lindsi Category: WordPress Import

Over the last few months, our Food Sourcing team has been working closely with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation to renew and expand our partnership. In June, their Board of Directors toured our warehouse, and then we joined them at their Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee tours in Cass County. And recently, our team was invited to attend the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting.

During the Annual Meeting, Farm Bureau leaders volunteered at our service center in Minneapolis. The group helped sort and package food for our neighbors in need. The Farm Bureau also took the time to visit with us and learn how they can continue to help.

To give even more, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation donated $1,000, with a challenge that once 1,000 “likes” are reached on the Minnesota Farmers Care Facebook page, another $1,000 will be donated.

As we continue to look to new ways to bring more fresh food to our neighbors in need, this partnership is more important than ever. Our Agricultural Surplus initiative—From Harvest to Home—works with farmers to collect excess produce and get it into the hands of those who are hungry. By partnering with the Farm Bureau, we can connect with more farmers to raise awareness of the program.

Tony Mans, our Director of Food Sourcing says that he is excited about the relationship with the Minnesota Farm Bureau. “This group will be extremely beneficial in helping us spread awareness and expand our From Harvest to Home program and we can’t thank them enough for their support,” he said.

We look forward to continue working with the Minnesota Farm Bureau to help bring more food to more people.  You can help the Minnesota Farmers Care Facebook Page get 1,000 “Likes.” Click here to “like” them now.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Members of the Food Sourcing team with Kristen Harner, from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation"][/caption]


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