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Apr 19, 2012

Invest an Acre Initiative Links Farmers to Local Food Banks

On 19 April 2012 the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Feeding America, and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced the launch of "Invest An Acre" Inititative.  The purpose of this program is to encourage farmers to donate the proceeds from one acre or more of their crops to a local food bank.  ADM is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world.  It processes oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into food, animal feed, and raw material for industrial and energy uses.

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

Feeding America

ADM

New Partnership Enables Farmers to Feed Local Families in Need, Feeding America Press Release, 19 April 2012.

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