Foundation offers $50,000 matching gift to Feeding America for NFU/OFU members
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation is challenging the National Farmers Union (NFU) to take a stand against hunger in America. The Foundation has donated $50,000 to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, as a challenge grant for NFU members. Every dollar donated by NFU members, up to $50,000, will be matched through the Foundation. The members of the Ohio Farmers Union are participating in this challenge to help feed the hungry people in our communities.
Howard G. Buffett is a fellow farmer who supports small farm issues and is also an advocate for and supporter of Feeding America in the fight against hunger. Buffett hopes that by issuing this challenge grant, he can provide a meaningful platform for the agricultural community to support hunger relief and help their neighbors in need. Over the years Feeding America has been a friend to farmers, standing by their side on many legislative issues of interest to the farming community.
Feeding America’s more than 200 member food banks serve 61,000 agencies that reach every community in the country. With the efficiency of their network, every dollar donated helps provide $17 worth of food and groceries to Americans in need. With the Buffett Foundation’s matching grant, NFU members will see that number doubled so that every dollar provides an amazing $34 worth of food and groceries. NFU members are encouraged to contact their state Farmers Union office for information on how to donate or get involved in this campaign.
To Donate as an NFU/OFU Member
To help the Ohio and National Farmers Union meet Mr. Buffett’s challenge, fill out the online donation form at Feeding America. The transaction is on a secure connection and you may use a credit card or the Amazon Payments system.
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides individuals and families facing hunger with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to 37 million Americans each year, including nearly 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger through emergency food assistance and programs. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org.