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MKC Donates to Fight Hunger in Local Communities

Oct 21, 2019

MKC, a full-service farm cooperative with more than 10,000 member-owners throughout Kansas, presented $17,000 to 11 food banks located throughout its footprint in 2019. The donations were a part of the cooperative’s annual stewardship efforts to alleviate hunger.
 
“This is an opportunity for us to assist the local food banks that provide meals and essential healthcare products to many people within our trade territory,” says Dave Christiansen, president and CEO, MKC. “We are committed to addressing food insecurity in the communities we operate in and proud to support our local hunger relief agencies.”
 
Recognizing that hunger exists in every community, a large portion of MKC’s donations go toward programs that promote ag education and leadership development, alleviate hunger in its communities and improve or enhance community safety. According to statistics from Feed America, one in eight Kansans struggle with hunger and will turn to a food bank for meals in the next year.
 
Since its first annual food drive nearly 10 years ago, MKC has donated over 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and $179,000 to local food banks. These monetary donations are supported through a matching funds program with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation.
 
Organizations benefitting from this year’s cash donations are: Northern Rice County Food Bank, The Salvation Army (Reno County), Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, Abilene Area Food and Clothing Center, The Salvation Army (Harvey County), Marion County Food Bank, The Salvation Army (Butler County), Flint Hills Breadbasket (Manhattan), Love in the Name of Christ (Ottawa County), McPherson County Food Bank, and Wellington Community Food Bank. 
 
 
 


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