Indiana Farm Bureau turns 100 on March 25, 2019, and one of the ways it’s celebrating is through its 100 Pounds for 100 Years campaign, in which INFB challenged each county Farm Bureau to collect at least 100 pounds of food and donate it to a local food pantry, soup kitchen or other in-need organization. Counties have been asked to make their donations before March 11 so that the full count can be announced on March 25. To follow along with the results of INFB’s 100 Pounds for 100 Years, search the hashtag #100lbsfor100yrs on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Young farmers from Morgan County Farm Bureau (right) shop for food for the 100 Pounds for 100 Years campaign. The group donated 1,204 pounds.
Hendricks County Farm Bureau partnered with Danville FFA for the campaign. The FFA chapter collected donations, then used the donated funds to purchase food for 75 Thanksgiving meals, including turkey. Hendricks County Farm Bureau matched the funds collected. Shown are some of the FFA students handing out the meals at Shared Blessings Food Bank in Danville. The total amount collected was 1,655.8 pounds.