Members of the Brown County Farm Bureau gave back to the community on March 13 as part of the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s efforts to raise awareness and provide support to address food security in communities across the state.

Brown County Farm Bureau President Jill Nelson presented monetary gifts to the New Ulm Food Shelf, Sleepy Eye Food Shelf and the Numas House of Sleepy Eye during a trivia night event it hosted at Sleepy Eye Brewing Company.

The Minnesota Farm Bureau works closely with its county Farm Bureaus and members to support rural communities and the issues most important to them through special events, classroom learning and other engagement opportunities. As a grassroots organization, activities coordinated at the local level have a great impact in supporting the communities where our members live.  

To specifically address food security, county Farm Bureaus can apply for hunger solutions grants from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. In 2022, 28 counties received grant funding from the Foundation. Partnering with local organizations and businesses, the counties leveraged their grants to raise more than $10,000 in support of local hunger programs.