ADM Contributes $1 Million to Support Local Food Banks

  ADM Contributes $1 Million to Support Local Food Banks

   Contribution Will Fund 30 Mobile Food Distribution Efforts in 21 States

Business Wire

DECATUR, Ill. -- October 31, 2012

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it is
contributing $1 million to Feeding America to support the operation of 30
mobile food distribution units operating in 21 states.

“ADM is committed to making a difference in the places where we live and work,
and especially in the wake of this year’s severe drought, we believe it is
critical to address the issue of hunger in rural communities,” said ADM
chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. “The mobile food banks we are supporting
will help to deliver food to people who are not only in need, but who may live
a long way from their closest food bank.”

ADM will fund $30,000 grants to 30 individual Feeding America member food
banks in 21 states for mobile distributions over two years. On average, a
$30,000 grant provides six mobile distributions within each food bank’s
counties. A complete list of locations receiving grants is below.

Today’s contribution builds on other ADM efforts in rural communities,
particularly Invest an Acre, a joint project with Feeding America, The Howard
G. Buffett Foundation and Monsanto, in which farmers can choose to donate part
of the profit from their crop at ADM elevators to help feed their neighbors in
need (for more information, see www.InvestAnAcre.org).

“This significant and generous gift from ADM will make a real impact on the
work of Feeding America. The mobile food pantries these funds will purchase
will help our food banks distribute much-needed food like fresh produce, dairy
products and meat to low-income families in remote and rural locations, which
are traditionally the most difficult for us to serve,” said Matt Knott,
interim President and CEO of Feeding America. “We are extremely grateful to
ADM for this gift, and for their ongoing support of our mission.”

The contribution was made through ADM Cares, a social investment program that
directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social,
economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three
distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture,
improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving
and volunteer activities.

Complete List of Grant Recipients:

                                                              
Food Bank                                                      State
Montgomery Area Food Bank, Inc.                                AL
Arkansas Food Bank                                             AR
Mid-South Food Bank                                            AR/MS/TN
Second Harvest of South Georgia                                GA
Atlanta Community Food Bank                                    GA
Chattanooga Area Food Bank                                     GA/TN
Food Bank of Iowa                                              IA
River Bend Food Bank                                           IA/IL
Food Bank for the Heartland                                    IA/NE
The Idaho Food Bank                                            ID
Northern Illinois Food Bank                                    IL
Central Illinois Food Bank (Decatur & Quincy)                  IL
Peoria Area Food Bank                                          IL
Greater Chicago Food Depository                                IL
Tri-State Food Bank                                            IL/IN/KY
St. Louis Area Food Bank                                       IL/MO
Harvesters - The Community Food Network                        KS/MO
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana   LA
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank                        MI
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan                                  MI
Food Bank of South Central Michigan                            MI
Second Harvest Heartland                                       MN/WI
Southeast Missouri Food Bank                                   MO
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina                          NC/SC
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank                             OH
Mid-Ohio Food Bank                                             OH
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma                                 OK
Lowcountry Food Bank                                           SC
Feeding South Dakota                                           SD
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin                              WI
                                                                 

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:
ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today,
30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa
into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more
than 270 processing plants, 420 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s
premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home
in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products,
visit www.adm.com.

About Feeding America

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to
survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief
charity, our network members supply food to more than37 million Americans
each year, including14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the
entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies
that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can
fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit
http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at
facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at
twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

Contact:

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Media Relations
Jackie Anderson, 217-424-5413
media@adm.com
 
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