Farmers Cooperative and Land O’Lakes Foundation Donate $80,000 to Local Hunger Programs

Jul 03, 2024


Farmers Cooperative, in partnership with the Land O’Lakes Foundation, is proud to announce a donation of $80,000 to support local hunger programs. Farmers Cooperative, along with its dedicated employees, contributed $40,000 to 47 local food pantries and backpack programs in southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas. Additionally, the Land O’Lakes Foundation awarded matching funds of $40,000, bringing the grand total to $80,000.
 
This initiative was fueled by participation of Farmers Cooperative employees, who took part in a step challenge and food drive. For every step taken, a monetary donation was made to the backpack program or food pantry of their choice. Employees also supported the cause through monetary donations and by bringing in food and non-perishable items. Each of our employees had the opportunity to direct their donations to the food pantry or backpack program of their choice within our trade territory. As a result, 47 food pantries and backpack programs received contributions. 
 
As we continue our efforts to fight hunger, we remain committed to supporting and strengthening our communities. Together, we can make a difference. 


About the Land O’Lakes Foundation
Each year, Land O’Lakes, Inc. – one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives – donates a portion of its pretax profits to the Land O’Lakes Foundation. Through a wide range of programs and services, the Foundation aims to serve the many communities across our nation where Land O’Lakes members and employees live and work. Together, we are fighting hunger, supporting education and strengthening communities. In 2023, the Land O’Lakes Foundation contributed $5.7 million in giving to support its mission, including $2.2 million donated through member-directed philanthropy programs. The Land O’Lakes Foundation is based in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

 

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