Local Federations Give Back During COVID-19 Pandemic
To care for their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, local farmers across Alabama are giving back through their time, talents and resources.
For some, that looked like donating meals to workers on the frontlines. Henry County Farmers Federation provided meals for local nursing home residents and staff, while farther north in Morgan County, the local Farmers Federation and Young Farmers provided over 180 meals for night shift employees at Decatur Morgan Hospital and Parkway Hospital.
Meanwhile, the Baldwin County Farmers Federation donated $5,000 each to Prodisee Pantry and Feeding The Gulf Coast. In Coosa County, funds were given to a nonprofit to feed schoolchildren.
Additionally, peanut farmers helped spread encouragement through peanut butter donations. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and its farmer-members donated 5,760 jars of peanut butter to regional food banks across Alabama. The peanut butter was provided by Peanut Proud Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to humanitarian efforts. Lazenby Farms of Lee County also donated over 1,000 cases of peanut butter to the Food Bank of East Alabama.
Submit photos of good deeds from local Farmers Federations to Marlee Moore at email@example.com.