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Shiawassee County Farm Bureau Receives Farm Bureau Double-Up Match

Date Posted: November 22, 2023

Corunna, Mich. – Shiawassee County Farm Bureau was recently awarded a Farm Bureau Double-Up Donation to fight food insecurity in the community. The county Farm Bureau is plans to facilitate a community Thanksgiving meal in November, and aims to provide 160 families in the county with a meal for the holiday. The Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund (ACF) has committed to match the county’s contribution to this project and help purchase ingredients to fill food baskets for Shiawassee County families. 

The Thanksgiving meal is a collaborative effort initiated by the county but involving all the schools in the area. As County Administrative Manager Brandi Harrison says, “The county Farm Bureau would like to team up with the 32 schools in our county to identify families in need of a meal for Thanksgiving. We will work with a local store to put meals together and our hope is to provide 150 families with a meal for Thanksgiving.”

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.  

If you would like more information about the ACF, please contact Persis Sopariwala at 517-323-6628 or [email protected]