In honor of an annual milestone which highlights the affordability of America’s food, the Kansas City office of AdFarm hosted a canned food drive and thanked farmers personally for their contribution to our nation’s great food supply.
The week of February 22 marks how long into the calendar year the average American needs to work to earn enough disposable income to pay for an average family’s food for the year. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, American consumers spend the lowest percentage of their annual income on food – around 10 percent, thanks to the productivity of our farmers and ranchers.
The honored producers received a gift to help them enjoy food when they are away from their kitchens and out in the fields, working to supply the food on our tables. And on their behalf, AdFarm contributed $200 to each of the following producers’ local food bank:
- Perry Hansen – Garden City, Kansas
- Fred & Jane Lukens – Aneta, North Dakota
- Greg Messer – Richardton, North Dakota
- Tanner Tanke – Grafton, North Dakota
- Jim Wegis – Maricopa, California
In addition to the donations made to the farmers’ local food pantries, AdFarm collected 282 pounds of non-perishable food items and donated $200 to the Kansas City Harvesters, so even more people could celebrate the safe, healthy and abundant food grown and raised by American farmers.
As a company 100 percent dedicated to agriculture, we have the privilege to work with and for the great men and women who grow and raise our nation’s food. Thanking just some of the farmers who have worked with us in the past year is an honor.
If you had a chance to thank a farmer, what would you say?