Holding the food drive during this important time of harvest helps to emphasize that farmers and the food banks really share the same mission – to feed the hungry.
Statesville, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014
The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina (Carolina Farm Credit, AgCarolina Farm Credit, and Cape Fear Farm Credit) are partnering with Our State magazine to hold an online food drive benefiting North Carolina food banks beginning September 15, 2014.
Monetary donations can be made at ourstate.com/lending-a-hand September 15 – October 31, 2014. Visitors to the site can enter to win one of three $200 Food Lion gift cards to serve their family Thanksgiving dinner. All donations will go to Feeding America, benefiting local N.C. food banks.
“Holding the food drive during this important time of harvest helps to emphasize that farmers and the food banks really share the same mission – to feed the hungry,” said Carolina Farm Credit CEO, Vance C. Dalton, Jr. “We are extremely appreciative of the work that the N.C. food banks do to help families that are in need of food and nutrition. We are honored to partner with Our State Magazine to highlight this need and do our part to lend a helping hand to those who might need to reach out to the food banks.”
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 36 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, crop insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 8,900 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wadesboro, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2013 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Mark A. Bray, Chairman, Lawsonville; L. Kim Starnes, Vice-Chairman, Salisbury; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; W. Steve Love, Graham; Bobby J. “Bud” Matthews, East Bend; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.