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Agent Charitable Fund Awards Grant to Alpena Senior Citizens Center

Date Posted: February 15, 2024

Alpena, Mich. – The Alpena Senior Citizens Center was recently awarded a $1,500 grant to fight food insecurity in the community by the Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund (ACF). Grant funds will be used to purchase food for daily congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, and emergency meals for older adults in Alpena County. 

Alpena Senior Citizens Center is one of nine organizations throughout the state to receive a Feeding the Future Grant from the ACF in February. Organizations are nominated by a local Farm Bureau Insurance agent and selected by a committee of ACF donors based on the need of the organization, population being served, and overall goal of the program. In 2024, a total of $100,000 will be awarded through this grant program. Feeding the Future applications are reviewed every other month and grants are awarded up to $3,000. 

Farm Bureau agent Robert Barrigar nominated Alpena Senior Citizens Center for the grant and is passionate about raising awareness surrounding local food insecurity. 


The ACF, whose mission is to end hunger in Michigan, is a donor-designated fund administered through the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture. The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, a 501(c)(3) governed by Michigan Farm Bureau’s board of directors, positively contributes to the future of Michigan agriculture through leadership and educational programming. Through grant programs like Feeding the Future, Farm Bureau agents, clients and partners provide food and educational programs to Michigan residents struggling with hunger and aid the more than 3,000 hunger-relief agencies throughout the state.