Feeding America Announces $1m Contribution From ADM to Support Rural Food Distribution

Contribution Will Fund 30 Mobile Food Distribution Efforts in 21 States

The money will go to help bring food to rural areas, a critical need since residents in those areas are often far from any safety net services. It’s also an area with large pockets of people in poverty – according to the US Department of Agriculture, about 15 percent of rural households in the US are at risk of hunger.

The mobile units will be operated by their local Feeding America member food banks. Volunteer outreach opportunities also will be identified in local communities, matching ADM employees and customers with local food banks.

The contribution was made through ADM Cares, a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

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