District II Donates Supplies to Mankato Food Shelf
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) District II members donated over $250 of food and personal care supplies to Food For All on April 2 as part of the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s efforts to raise awareness and provide support to address food insecurity in communities across the state.
MFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) District II Committee Members Ashle and Trent Benson hosted the event during the District II annual meeting in Mankato. Funds collected from attendees of the meeting went to help purchase supplies most in demand for the Food for All program.
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.