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Illinois Food Banks benefit from 1st Farm Credit Services donations


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Posted Online: Dec. 19, 2012, 12:14 pm
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Press release submitted by 1st Farm Credit Services


NORMAL –As a way to recognize Illinois farmer's role in producing a safe and bountiful food supply, while helping those who struggle with hunger, 1st Farm Credit Services has donated to local, Illinois food banks.

The 1st Farm Credit Services Branch in Geneseo donated $1,000 to local food banks, including the Geneseo Food Bank and Kewanee Food Bank.

The local food banks are among 46 food banks and pantries statewide benefited from the 1st Farm Credit Services donation, which totaled $21,500.

"Part of our association's culture is to serve Illinois agriculture and give back to the communities we serve," said Gary J. Ash, president/ CEO of 1st Farm Credit Services. "These donations fit both needs by helping our local communities and show how farmers are an essential part of America's food supply."

The average farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. However, millions of Americans -- one out of six -- struggle with hunger.

"We know there is a need for food year-around, but around the holidays we tend to think more about others and how we can help," Ash said. "These donations and others like it make a great impact on others lives during a time of year when we count our blessings."





















 



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