"So many people don't have enough to eat - as a lender who focuses on financing the people who grow that food in our area, it's heart-breaking to think that it isn't avaialble to everyone," states Bob Frazee, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit.
Westminster, MD (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
During the holiday season many local charitable organizations work hard to replenish food supplies in order to help those in need. MidAtlantic Farm Credit is taking part in helping those organizations replenish their food supply by kicking off their Hungry to Help Food Drive to benefit local charities. Each office of MidAtlantic Farm Credit has selected a local charity or food bank to which items they collect will be donated.
The food drive will run from December 3 through December 21. Not only will employees of the local ag lender donate non-perishable food items, they are asking community members and customers to get involved by donating items too. Donations can be dropped off at any one of the lender’s 17 offices. (link to Hungry to Help web page here.) To help encourage donations, each person who brings in a donation will be entered to win a custom Farm Credit Longaberger basket filled with goodies! That’s a prize worth over $100.
“It’s a busy time of year, but we are proud to support our local communities,” says Bob Frazee, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “So many people don’t have enough to eat—as a lender who focuses on financing the people who grow that food in our area, it’s heart-breaking to think that it isn’t available to everyone. Our food drive is a small way to help get that food to the people who need it.” It is this time of year when we give gifts, spend time with family and feel the urge to spread good cheer by helping the less fortunate,” he adds.
For more information about the “Hungry to Help Food Drive” visit MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s website at mafc.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Staff members are available at 888.339.3334 to answer any questions..
About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co‐op has over 10,500 members and approximately $2.3 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.