Ellis Co. Farm Bureau celebrates nationwide ag month by giving
Posted On March 12, 2023
The campaign to End Hunger received donations from the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Ellis County Farm Bureau Association and Farm Bureau Agent, Danny Dinkel. The funding is a direct reflection of the membership of the Ellis County Farm Bureau Association accumulating $1.50/member to go toward this project. These combined efforts have raised $3979.50 in Ellis County, which was donated to U.S.D. 489 school food pantries.
“We are happy to be a part of helping end hunger in our community, and we encourage everyone who can to join us in this endeavor,” Dinkel said.
Individuals who wish to contribute are also welcome. All funds will run through the “Fund to End Hunger in Kansas,” within the KFB Foundation. This provides tax deductibility to donors and consistency in the processing and delivery of contributions. For more information about the fund and to contribute, visit www.kfb.org/endhunger
In addition to this project, the Board of Directors and Ellis County Farm Bureau Agriculture Ambassador, Wyatt Grabbe have committed to a food drive to be held on March 25, from 10am to 2 pm at the Vine Street Dillons. The food and monetary donations from this event will be donated to the Developmental Services of Northwestern Kansas Food Bank.
“We are so fortunate to live in a country with healthy, safe and abundant food. It is our duty to make sure that every individual has access to that resource,” said County Service Coordinator Stephanie Eckroat. “We are excited to celebrate National Agriculture Month and look forward to sharing what our American Farmers grow.”
The board is partnering with Carrico Implement and several of the agriculture clubs from the Fort Hays State Campus to collect food for the project. To make a monetary donation ahead of the food drive, contact 785-639-4988 or [email protected]