Brown County makes Donations to Local Food Shelves
For the eighth consecutive year, the Brown County Farm Bureau presented monetary donations to local food shelves in New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield. The Brown County Farm Bureau made a $100 donation to each of the county's food shelves and made an additional donation to NUMAS Haus, a shelter for homeless women and children in Brown County.
The Minnesota Farm Bureau works closely with its membership to support rural communities and the issues most important to them. Through special events, classroom learning and other engagement opportunities, counties create specific programming designed to help their communities thrive.
To specifically address food security, counties can apply for hunger solutions grants from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. In 2021, 41 county Farm Bureaus received more than $4,000 in grant funding from the Foundation. Partnering with local organizations and businesses, the counties leveraged their grants to raise more than $18,000 in support of local hunger programs.