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Indiana’s Family of Farmers to Donate Up to $10,000 to Feed Indiana’s Hungry


In celebration of Ag Day 2018, Indiana’s Family of Farmers (IFoF) today launched a campaign to help fight hunger in Indiana. IFoF has agreed to donate up to $10,000 worth of meals to Gleaners Food Bank of Indianapolis at the conclusion of its social media campaign, Farmers Provide.

Today through March 18, IFoF will donate one meal each time someone posts to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #FarmersProvide. As they use the hashtag, posters are encouraged to share a photo and description of their favorite meal.

Of the total donation, $500 will be given to a local food pantry in the name of one campaign participant. Each person who uses the hashtag on social media will be entered into a random drawing for the opportunity. The winner will be announced on March 20.

“Farmers in Indiana and across the country play a vital role in providing the food that we rely on to feed our families,” said Jeanette Merritt, chair of the IFoF operations committee and director of checkoff programs at Indiana Pork. “But for many Hoosiers, hunger is a real problem they face every day. We’re thrilled to be able to help feed some of Indiana’s hungry with the help of Gleaners and everyone who participates in our Ag Day social media campaign.”

The campaign officially launched this morning at the Indiana FFA Page Day at the Statehouse. On Ag Day, March 20, IFoF will present a check for the total donation to Gleaners at the Gleaners Food Bank of Indianapolis headquarters.

IFoF is made up of many agriculture organizations in Indiana that have rallied around the group’s mission to raise the awareness of Indiana’s quality farmers and quality foods. Follow the “Farmers Provide Ag Day” campaign by following IFoF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by following #FarmersProvide.