Farmers Union Meets Howard G. Buffett’s Challenge, Donate More Than $50,000 to Feeding America

5 03 2012

LA VISTA, Neb. (March 4, 2012) – National Farmers Union presented Howard G. Buffett with a check for more than $55,000 at the opening night of its 110th Anniversary Convention in Omaha, Neb. Last year, Buffett challenged Farmers Union members to donate $50,000 to Feeding America, and pledged to match every dollar donated through Farmers Union, up to that amount.

“As family farmers, ranchers, and rural community members, we are very well aware that many people, both in the United States and around the world, often go to bed hungry at night, and that’s a big concern for us,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Farmers Union members really stepped up to meet Howard Buffett’s challenge and showed they really care about the less fortunate among us.”

According to Feeding America, 37 million Americans do not get enough to eat, including one-fourth of all children.

“Farmers Union members deserve a lot of praise for donating to Feeding America, and thank you to Howard Buffett to matching that amount,” said Johnson. “Through their network, Feeding America is able to turn $1 into $17 worth of food for hungry Americans. Together, Farmers Union, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Feeding America were able to provide hungry Americans with more than $1.7 million worth of food.”

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