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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Farmers Fighting Hunger

Over the past few weeks, the month of March has been recognized as National Nutrition Month. The month represents a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign strives to focus attention on the importance of making informed food decisions and developing sound eating and exercise habits.

However, for many individuals, these choices may not only be a decision of eating healthy, but a concern of, “Am I going to eat at all?” According to the U.S. Census population, there are currently more than 2,818,747 people living in the state of Kansas. Of these families, an alarming 13.7% of them live in poverty.

The Kansas Beef Council (KBC) announced this month the beginning of its Farmers Fighting Hunger campaign in Kansas. KBC along with its farmers and ranchers, are joining the fight against hunger in our communities. By working along side the Kansas Foodbank and Harvesters, as well Feeding America member food banks, they are hosting a county challenge amongst its farmers and ranchers in raising donations for fighting hunger.

You see, farmers and ranchers are dedicated to providing safe and nutritious meals for our families. Check out this short video on the importance of our communities’ farmers and ranchers. You can watch the clip by clicking here

Interested in how you can help?

  • Donate! From March 1 to May 1, 2011, you may submit your pledge card and monetary donation to the Kansas Beef Council or KLA representative within your county. Or, Donate directly to the National Feeding America Fund
  • Remind your neighbors, friends and family that hunger exists in your own backyard by passing this information along to them.
  • For more information, visit the KBC website.

Until next time,

Kiley Stinson

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