“Food insecurity is even more prevalent now due to the pandemic, so we were eager to step up with the other two Virginia Farm Credit Associations and contribute to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit.
WESTMINSTER, Md. (PRWEB) September 23, 2020
MidAtlantic Farm Credit, along with Colonial Farm Credit and Farm Credit of the Virginias, made a collaborative sponsorship totaling $50,000 to the Federation of Virginia Foods Banks to support their participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
The Farmers to Families Food Box Program was established by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to support producers negatively impacted by the pandemic. More than 75 million food boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and meat products have been distributed to food insecure families in the United States. The collaborative donation made by the three Virginia Farm Credit associations will fund the Federation of Virginia Food Banks’ transportation and cold storage expenses associated with the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
“Time and again our partners at Farm Credit have stepped up to the plate and supported our work in meaningful ways,” says Eddie Oliver, Federation of Virginia Food Banks Executive Director. “Partners like Farm Credit are essential to our work in the state. With their help and support, we are able to better ensure that Virginians have access to healthy meals year-round.”
“Food insecurity is even more prevalent now due to the pandemic, so we were eager to step up with the other two Virginia Farm Credit Associations and contribute to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “The Farm Credit System as a whole supports hunger relief efforts across the country by providing time, volunteers, and many other resources.”
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 11,900 members and over $2.8 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.