ADM has asked the farmers that it works with to provide one acres' worth of crops or the equivalent level of financial support to Feeding America, a network of banks. Feeding America has 53 food banks very close to ADM processing plants. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation is covering Feeding America's financial costs and related public relations campaign expenses for "Invest an Acre."
According to Howard G. Buffett, "Invest An Acre allows farmers to fight hunger in their own communities as only farmers can. I applaud Feeding America and ADM for making this possible. This unique partnership brings together the leading hunger relief organization, a global giant in agricultural processing, and U.S. farmers in a way that can significantly reduce hunger."
For more see:
Invest An Acre
New Partnership Enables Farmers to Feed Local Families in Need, Feeding America Press Release, 19 April 2012.