Indiana Farm Bureau Gives Back
Throughout the year, county Farm Bureaus work hard to stay involved in their communities. Many choose one charity or organization to work closely with all year long. Here are a few examples of some of the community projects Farm Bureaus across the state are involved with:
Wabash County Farm Bureau created a program called Farmers Who Care, and through it, they donated whole-hog sausage – all from pigs raised in the county – to five different food banks. A recipe card was attached to each package of sausage so families could learn how to cook it. The Farm Bureau’s donation helped feed 500 households in the county.
Allen County works closely with its county 4-H program to support the organization’s members. The Farm Bureau spent more than $10,000 to purchase livestock from the Allen County Fair livestock auction in 2016. Many of those animals then went to a food pantry to help feed people in Allen County.
Randolph County regularly purchases a pig to be processed and then donated to a food pantry. They also donate money to a food bank to purchase necessities during the Christmas season, as well as offer donations to a program that gives back to youth.
Similar to Randolph County, Delaware County also purchases a hog for a food pantry from their county fair’s livestock auction. The meat is donated to A Better Way, a local program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.