Rural Mutual Insurance and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation announced that the Wisconsin Beef Council has joined them as a partner in raising awareness for the Wisconsin Food and Farm Support Fund.
Through this awareness, the American Foods Group generously donated 5,000 pounds of ground beef to Feeding Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Food and Farm Support Fund stepped up and matched the donation with an additional 5,000 pounds of beef, bringing the total donation to 10,000 pounds. The ground beef will be distributed to food banks across the state.
“We are proud to support the Wisconsin Beef Council and their efforts to support the state’s farmers and Feeding Wisconsin,” says Mark Winter, VP Fresh Meat at American Foods Group. This donation will help neighbors in need during these challenging times, and to support Wisconsin’s cattle farmers who are working hard every day to ensure that their high quality, nutritious beef is readily available.
Together, with generous donations from employees, the public, corporate sponsors and Rural Mutual Insurance agents, the fund has raised over $45,000 to help support Feeding Wisconsin and Harvest of Hope.
“Feeding Wisconsin and our network of food banks is grateful for the support of this growing partnership and the generous community giving that we’ve seen,” said Feeding Wisconsin Executive Director Stephanie Jung Dorfman. “At a time when we are seeing an increased demand for our services and our food banks are purchasing more food than ever before, these funds are enabling us to source great Wisconsin products to distribute to our friends and neighbors in need.”
Rural Mutual Insurance is focusing on collecting funds for Feeding Wisconsin. Feeding Wisconsin is the statewide association of the Feeding America food banks that provide food to more than 1,000 local food programs in all 72 counties of the state.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau is focusing on collecting funds for Harvest of Hope, a farm family crisis relief fund that is supported by the Madison Christian Community. Wisconsin farm families that are experiencing financial stress can fill out a short application requesting up to $1,500.
Learn more about the Wisconsin Food and Farm Support Fund and how you can donate.