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Agent Charitable Fund raises $65K to feed Michigan families

This foursome from Modernistic Cleaning & Restoration was among the 180 ACF supporters who helped raise more than $65,000 toward ACF’s mission to fight hunger across Michigan.
Date Posted: May 30, 2023

Farm Bureau’s Agent Charitable Fund held its third annual statewide fundraiser May 18, with 180 supporters raising over $65,000 to feed hungry neighbors across the state. This year’s event was hosted by the Pohlcat Golf Course and Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, and featured a golf scramble, strolling dinner and live auction. 

“All funds raised will support our mission of ending hunger in Michigan,” said Ryan Hendrickson, co-chair of the event. “Raised dollars will support our grant programs to schools and nonprofit organizations, provide meals across the state and fund more refrigerated trailers to hit the road and deliver food all around Michigan.”

The ACF partners with agents and counties to facilitate hunger-relief grants and donation matches across the state. Available grant and donation match opportunities can be viewed at the ACF website. Funding applications are reviewed by a committee of ACF donors every other month; the next deadlines are June 2 and Aug. 4. 

A donor-designated fund administered through the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, the ACF is 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. 

For more information contact Persis Sopariwala at 517-323-6628.

Persis Sopariwala

Persis Sopariwala

Agent Charitable Fund Manager
517-323-6628 [email protected]