One in seven Michigan children face hunger, as families in urban and rural communities alike struggle with food insecurity.
The Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies and its Agent Charitable Fund is aiming to crush that ratio and stop childhood hunger with its Million Meal Challenge, a virtual campaign running Oct. 18-22.
All county Farm Bureaus and Farm Bureau Insurance offices are encouraged to do their part to step up and get creative in maximizing donations for their respective communities. The Million Meal Challenge challenge is an opportunity for every member of our extended Farm Bureau family — members, agents, insureds and staff — to unite and share support through uncertain times.
Dollar-for-dollar, the Farm Bureau Insurance and the Agent Charitable Fund will match donations from our members, clients and other supporters. Each dollar means five meals, and with your help we can donate more than a million meals to needy Michigan families this fall.
The Agent Charitable Fund is a donor-designated fund administered through the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, a 501(c)(3) governed by Michigan Farm Bureau board of directors, and positively contributes to the future of Michigan agriculture through leadership and educational programming. Through grants and donations, Farm Bureau Insurance 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.