Last Updated on January 22, 2024 by Food Finders
Lafayette, IN – ADM recently gifted Food Finders Food Bank $64,000 toward the Mobile Pantry Program. George Greenwood, Regional Manager for ADM Grain, Central Indiana, shared, “ADM is proud to support the great work being done by Food Finders through their Food Bank Mobile Pantry program There are far too many people living in the sixteen-county area surrounding Lafayette that are struggling to put food on the table for their families. The Food Finders’ Mobile Pantry program does terrific work in meeting the needs of those who live and work in the areas where ADM operates in central Indiana.
Through our collective efforts and shared commitment to our local communities, we are helping those
who need it the most.”
The ADM contribution is provided through ADM Cares, ADM’s corporate social investment program. ADM Cares helps sustain and strengthen communities where ADM colleagues work, live and operate by directing funding, volunteerism, and industry knowledge to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide with a focus on three main pillars that align with ADM’s purpose:
- Advancing health & well-being
- Supporting sustainability
- Increasing food security
Food Finders’ Mobile Pantry Program directly serves people facing hunger in areas where food is needed to supplement other hunger relief agencies. The mobile pantry truck travels around Food Finders’ 16- county service area, providing nutritious perishable and non-perishable food items. Food Finders hosts roughly 26 mobiles per month, and in fiscal year 2023, the program served over 41,000 households and provided 1,393,245 meals for our neighbors.
“Food Finders Food Bank is grateful for ADM’s support of our Mobile Pantry Program. We are thankful for partners committed to serving and building strong communities. Since 2021, Food Finders and our agency partners have witnessed an unprecedented increase in need. The local increase mirrors a recent USDA study reporting a 31% increase in individuals living in a food-insecure household since 2021 and a 44% increase since 2020. Without committed community partners like ADM, Food Finders could not continue to provide the supplemental food offered at mobile pantry locations throughout our 16-county service area,” said Kier Crites Muller, President/CEO of Food Finders Food Bank.
SOURCE: News release from Food Finders