By Tony Jarboe, NFU communications coordinator
It is the holiday season, and for many, that means giving gifts, spending time with family, and eating lots of food. Unfortunately, for 37 million hungry Americans, the holiday season means little more than just searching for the next meal. That is why NFU has partnered with Feeding America to reach out to those most in need. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation has agreed to match every dollar given by Farmers Union members to Feeding America until NFU’s convention in March.
So far, NFU members have donated more than $26,000 to the cause, including a generous $15,000 donation by Texas Farmers Union. The match by the Buffett Foundation turns those donations into $52,000. With Feeding America’s network of food banks and resources, each dollar donated translates into $17 worth of food. That means that thanks to the generous contributions by Farmers Union members, $884,000 worth of food has been donated to America’s hungry. That is an incredible number, but Farmers Union continues to strive towards our goal of raising $50,000. Please consider making a contribution by logging on to www.nfu.org/feedingamerica. Or you can fill out the form (click here) and send a check. Farmers Union members can also engage their family, friends, church groups, and other organizations and ask for their help in donating to this worth cause.