The Farm Bureau Insurance companies in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina live our founding mission by supporting the farmers who put food on our tables. We have jointly decided to donate $2.3 million to local food banks across our six-state footprint. Subsequently, here in Colorado, Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance donated to Feeding Colorado. Feeding Colorado is a food bank organization, associated with Feeding America; they serve the needs of communities throughout the state of Colorado. You can read more about our efforts to keep “The Farm Bureau Promise” here.
As part of this effort, Feeding Colorado will distribute our gift amongst the following five Feeding America food banks: Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, Community Food Share, Food Bank for Larimer County, Food Bank of the Rockies, and Weld Food Bank. Collectively, these Colorado food banks distribute food for nearly 100 million meals in Colorado and Wyoming per a year.
As a follow up, Feeding Colorado sent us a letter on May 1st expressing their sincere gratitude and explaining all that the donation is accomplishing:
Donation to Feeding Colorado is Only Part of Our Efforts
In addition, each and every one of our employees and agents has a part in giving back to our communities. We are “Remaining Open” and ensuring that the needs of our clients are met. However, we can’t forget about the Farmers & Ranchers who continue to contribute to the cause of Feeding America. As Mr. Jelniker, Corporate Relations Manager for Food Bank of the Rockies says, “Our growers put endless hours, long days, and their heart and soul into producing nourishing produce for our community, and we are incredibly grateful and humbled to work with them.”
If you are a grower, THANK YOU. If you know a grower, be sure to thank them for their hard work in this time of uncertainty.
A Free Range Report story, go here: http://www.freerangereport.com/colorado-farm-bureau-teams-up-with-food-banks-to-feed-those-stricken-by-covid-19-shutdown/
KOB-TV New Mexico News ran the story, go here for the video: https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/food-banks-pantries-collaborate-to-help-struggling-families-affected-by-covid-19/5710696/
The Journal-Advocate story is available here: https://www.journal-advocate.com/2020/04/16/farm-bureau-offers-clients-coronavirus-safety-net/
To look at Brian Allmer’s story at The Barn, follow this link: https://brianallmerradionetwork.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/04-15-20-the-farm-bureau-insurance-companies-in-arkansas-colorado-florida-louisiana-mississippi-and-south-carolina-unveil-coronavirus-customer-assistance-program/