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Agent Charitable Fund supports 7 Harvest for All projects in April

Michigan Farm News

Apr 22, 2024

Berrien County Farm Bureau — Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency

The Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund (ACF) plans to award $5,972 through ACF’s Double-Up Donation program in April. ACF and seven county Farm Bureaus will provide matching funds to support their hunger-relief donations.

District 1 Donations
District 1 hosted their annual Chili Cookoff and Young Farmer Discussion Meet on March 2. Proceeds from the chili cookoff were distributed equally among the five county Farm Bureaus, and each county will make a local hunger-relief donation with the support of Double-Up.

Berrien County Farm Bureau — Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency
Cass County Farm Bureau — Marcellus and Edwardsburg food pantries
Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau — Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes
St. Joseph County Farm Bureau — KeyStone Place
Van Buren County Farm Bureau — Eleanor’s Pantry
County Donations
The following county Farm Bureaus will utilize Double-Up to support monetary donations to local hunger-relief programs:

Huron Shores Farm Bureau — Sunrise Centre food pantry
Otsego County Farm Bureau — Otsego County Community Food Pantry
The ACF Double-Up Donation Program supports county Farm Bureaus’ efforts to end hunger in their communities by providing matching funds to local organizations and programs which represent the ACF mission.

County Farm Bureaus initiate the nomination and donation process, and the selected program is reviewed for an ACF matching donation by a committee of ACF donors based on the need of the organization, population being served and overall goal of the program. If approved, ACF donation match through the Double-Up program can count toward the county’s Harvest for All totals.

Double-Up Donation requests are reviewed every other month. For more information about the Double-Up Donation Program, visit this website or contact ACF Manager Persis Sopariwala at

The ACF, whose mission is to end hunger in Michigan, is a donor-designated fund administered through the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture. The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, a 501(c)(3) governed by Michigan Farm Bureau’s board of directors, positively contributes to the future of Michigan agriculture through leadership and educational programming. Through donation match programs like Double-Up Donation, Farm Bureau agents, clients and partners provide food and educational programs to Michigan residents struggling with hunger and aid the more than 3,000 hunger-relief agencies throughout the state.

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