America’s Farmers Food Drive to benefit local food pantries
BOONE — Nearly 15 percent of rural households in America face food insecurity, which amounts to an estimated 3 million families, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Families in these communities are often busy helping to feed the world but do not have access to enough food to sustain a healthy lifestyle. But thanks to the upcoming America’s Farmers Food Drive, rural households across the state of Iowa will soon see food on their table.
The fourth annual America’s Farmers Food Drive, sponsored by Monsanto in conjunction with Farm Progress and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, will take place at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 28-30 in Boone. The first 250 attendees who donate a bag of food at the Farm Progress Show entrance will be given free entry upon arrival.
“The food that is collected will stay local and benefit the communities of those who donated,” said Linda Arnold, Monsanto customer advocacy lead. “Through the America’s Farmers Food Drive, we strive to raise awareness of rural hunger. We hope to surpass 10,000 pounds, which was raised at last year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.”
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