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Agent Charitable Fund Awards Grant to Carrollton Public Schools

Carrollton Township, Mich. – Carrollton Public Schools was recently awarded a $5,000 grant to fight food insecurity by the Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund (ACF). The students at Carrollton Middle School recently launched an onsite garden project, which provides fresh produce for local students and their families. The staff, students, and parents at Carrollton are looking to expand the garden, as well as implement plant and garden programming aimed at elementary school students.

Carrollton Public Schools is one of eight organizations throughout the state to receive a Feeding the Future Grant from the ACF. Organizations were nominated by a local Farm Bureau Insurance agent and selected by a committee of ACF donors based on the need of the organization, population being served, and overall goal of the program. In 2022, a total of $180,000 will be awarded through this grant program. The next round of Feeding the Future Grants are open now and six additional organizations will each receive a $5,000 grant. 

Farm Bureau Agents John Aird and Rich Garcia of the Aird Garcia Insurance Group nominated Carrollton Public Schools for the grant, and appreciates the opportunity to partner with Carrollton and positively impact the community. As John says, “We think it is really important to help end hunger in Michigan and provide opportunities for those that face this hardship. As people who cherish our communities, we feel it is our duty to help make a difference in the lives of those who may need it.”

The ACF, whose mission is to end hunger in Michigan, is a donor-designated fund administered through the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture. The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, a 501(c)(3) governed by Michigan Farm Bureau’s board of directors, positively contributes to the future of Michigan agriculture through leadership and educational programming. Through grant programs like Feeding the Future, Farm Bureau agents, clients and partners provide food and educational programs to Michigan residents struggling with hunger and aid the more than 3,000 hunger-relief agencies throughout the state.  

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