Angels of Action was recently awarded a Farm Bureau Double-Up Donation to fight local food insecurity. Proceeds from Oceana County Farm Bureau’s third annual softball tournament, June 10, will be donated to the Big Rapids-based charity working to combat childhood hunger across a wide swath of western Michigan.
The Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund (ACF) has committed to match the county’s donation to Angels of Action up to $2,500. The full donation will be allocated to purchasing food for Angels of Action’s school program.
“This is our third year with this softball tournament,” explained Jenn Marfio, administrative manager for the Oceana County Farm Bureau. “It’s a time for Farm Bureau members and non-members to come together for a great cause!
“Angels of Action helps so many families in our county and neighboring counties. Many children only get consistent meals at school; this program connects with the schools to make sure they get food for home, too.”
The ACF Double-Up Donation Program supports county Farm Bureaus’ efforts to end hunger in their communities by providing matching funds to local organizations and programs which represent the ACF mission.
County Farm Bureaus initiate the nomination and donation process, and the selected program is approved for an ACF matching donation by a committee of ACF donors based on the need of the organization, population being served and overall goal of the program. ACF will award over $180,000 in grants to hunger relief organizations in 2023.
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.