Houston County Farm Bureau members celebrated the end of food awareness month by making two donations to their local food shelves. A $300 donation was presented to Patty Gavin at the Semcac Food Shelf in Caledonia. Another donation of $300 was given to the Houston Community Food Shelf to purchase milk in the community.
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.