Backpacks and snacks on display for students and staff at University Prep elementary.

Backpacks and snacks on display for students and staff at University Prep elementary.

Filling Kids Tummies to Fulfill their Dreams

The first step to ensuring a child can learn is making sure they are properly nourished, and the Agent Charitable Fund (ACF) is working to fill that need by filling kids’ tummies.

Recently, Farm Bureau Insurance teamed up with the Pistons to fill 500 backpacks with supplies for students at University Prep Elementary School in Detroit. The ACF came along side Farm Bureau by donating $2,500 of snacks to the elementary school. The snacks will be used by teachers in their classrooms to ensure students are not sent home with an empty stomach.

Volunteers from Farm Bureau, including many ACF donors, spent the morning filling the packs with erasers, pencils, paper and crayons. In the afternoon, players and cheerleaders from the Pistons joined in to present the students with the backpacks and announce the snack donation.

Through the generosity of ACF donors, the fund will continue to work with school districts throughout the state to end hunger for students in Michigan. If a child doesn’t have to worry about where their next meal comes from, they have the power to unleash their dreams.

 “I want to give back to kids who struggle because I experienced that growing up,” commented Bobby Barrigar, ACF committee member and donor. “I want to help make them successful.

To contribute to the Agent Charitable fund, visit endhungerinmichigan.org.