Hoosiers Fighting Hunger
The Indiana Farm Bureau is committed to fighting the war against hunger.
Through the Farm Bureau, the Indiana Young Farmer program works hard each year to provide food, time and funds to the cause.
In 2012, the program donated more than 15,000 pounds of food, almost 700 hours of time and more than $34,000 in funds. At the Young Farmer Leadership Conference, held in early 2013, participants packed 35,000 meals in just three hours for Kids Against Hunger, which donated them to food banks across the state.
The Indiana Young Farmer program also won the Most Innovative award from the Harvest for All campaign after raising $5,704 in one day through live and silent auctions. The campaign is a partnership between the American Farm Bureau, specifically the Young Farmers & Ranchers program, and the national charity Feeding America.
The Indiana Young Farmer program plays a key role in hunger initiatives, but the Farm Bureau is dedicated to providing food to Harvest for All through many efforts, such as encouraging counties to find creative ways to donate at a local level. The ultimate goal is to improve the amount of food raised, and time and funds donated.
To learn how you can become more involved in the fight against hunger, visit feedingamerica.org.