ACF at Forgotten Harvest
On Saturday, April 28th, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, members of the Agent Charitable Fund and Michigan State University Athletics staff joined together for a day of service to end hunger in Michigan. The two groups gathered on the 95 acres farmed by Forgotten Harvest in Fenton, Michigan, to assist farmers in preparation for the seeding of this year’s crop.
“We are truly appreciative of the time, energy, and enthusiastic support that the team from Farm Bureau Insurance and MSU Athletics brought to Forgotten Harvest Farms,” said Volunteer Coordinator Lori Setera at Forgotten Harvest Farms. Setera continued, “The group’s assistance helped us advance our planting efforts in what we hope will represent a significant harvest for those battling with hunger in the state this year.”
The partners chose Forgotten Harvest Farms to support the mission of the Agent Charitable Fund formed earlier this year by Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan agents. The Farm is a key initiative supporting the groups’ shared mission to end hunger in the state. Since 2013, Forgotten Harvest Farms has grown and harvested over two million pounds of fresh, quality produce. This food is then delivered, free-of-charge, to 250 emergency food providers including food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and domestic shelters, children’s homes, senior centers, group homes and more.
Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund Vice Chair, Angela Shannon, noted her excitement for the opportunity participate. “I was thrilled to see the great work Forgotten Harvest Farms is doing up close,” said Shannon. “We couldn’t be more proud to have great people like those involved with Forgotten Harvest to work alongside in our shared goal of eradicating hunger in Michigan.”
The volunteer event kicked off MSU and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan’s Spartan Service Days in 2018. A number of additional volunteer opportunities through this program are expected to be announced in the near future.