Agent Charitable Fund donates $10,000 to Jackson Community Food Pantry

After a food pantry in Jackson experienced a freezer malfunction, resulting in their temporary closure, the Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Charitable Fund stepped up with a $10,000 donation to help them re-open faster.

In early June, the Jackson Community Food Pantry suddenly shut their doors to the 500 families they feed weekly due to contamination.

“We had an unfortunate accident that forced us to close,” said Stacy Harrison, president of the Jackson Community Food Pantry Board. “We’re doing everything we can to remedy it as quickly as we can.”

To help, the ACF Board decided to donate $10,000 to the food pantry. Jackson-area agent, Holly Jenkins, helped deliver the donation to the pantry on June 20.

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“We as Farm Bureau Agents want to have a presence in our communities because we value the relationships with our clients and the families in our local areas,” stated Holly. “I wanted to be here today to represent the agents who have committed to putting into the fund to help our local communities.”

According to Harrison, the donation will be used to replenish the food that was lost when the pantry shut down. “We’re very grateful for the Agent Charitable Fund donation. The money we receive today will go directly to buying food that will go directly to our neighbors.”

Donations like these are only possible thanks to the generosity of those agents, clients and partners who contribute to the Agent Charitable Fund. Your gifts allow us to continue our efforts to end hunger in Michigan.