Nebraska is a major agricultural state, but it still has more than 250,000 people who don't know where their next meal is going to come from. That quarter-million people include 95,000 children.
How can Nebraskans, ag producers in particular, help remedy that hunger problem? Through Invest an Acre, farmers can donate a portion of their crop proceeds to help fight hunger in their local community. A total of 100% of every donation goes to the food bank serving the farmer's local community.
In Nebraska, there are two primary food banks—The Food Bank of Lincoln and the Food Bank for the Heartland which, combined, serve all 93 counties in Nebraska.
Donations in Nebraska are matched by Monsanto—up to $650,000—and also by Farm Credit Services of America—up to $100,000. That match triples the impact of the dollars contributed.
When you bring your crops to the local elevator, tell the operator that you'd like to donate a portion of your proceeds to Invest an Acre. Your local elevator will make your donation to Invest an Acre and deduct the amount from you total crop proceeds.
One of the sponsoring organizations of Invest an Acre is Feeding America.
Your donation to Invest an Acre is tax-deductible. Feeding America, a 502(c)(3) non-profit with tax-exempt status, will mail you your receipt.
In addition to Feeding America, Monsanto and Farm Credit Services of America, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation also is a sponsor.
For more information, go to www.InvestAnAcre.org.