ADM Employees Donate 111 Metric Tons of Food to Those in Need

  ADM Employees Donate 111 Metric Tons of Food to Those in Need

 More than 245,000 Pounds of Food Donated in 29 Communities in Six Countries

Business Wire

DECATUR, Ill. -- November 19, 2012

In recognition of World Food Day, employees of Archer Daniels Midland Company
(NYSE: ADM) around the globe donated the equivalent of more than 245,453
pounds (111 metric tons) of food to help those in need in ADM communities.
Donations were made in 29 communities in six different countries.

“These are not just the communities where we happen to have facilities; these
are the places we live and work,” said Matt Jansen, ADM corporate senior vice
president and president, Oilseeds. “We depend on the economic health and
vitality of these communities, not just for our business, but for the
wellbeing of our colleagues, their families and neighbors. With these
donations, our colleagues around the globe are giving something back.”

The donations were coordinated through ADM Cares, the company’s social
investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that
drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. ADM
Cares 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.

ADM’s World Food Day donations align with other major ADM efforts to help the
needy—particularly those suffering from hunger—in rural communities. In
October, the company announced that it was contributing $1 million to Feeding
America to fund 30 mobile food distribution units in 21 states in which we
live and work. And in April, ADM partnered with Feeding America and the Howard
G. Buffett Foundation to create the Invest an Acre Program, 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).

About World Food Day
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations celebrates
World Food Day each year on October 16, the day on which the organization was
founded in 1945. World Food Day helps to strengthen international and national
efforts in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty, and to draw
attention to achievements in food and agricultural development.

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 the Food and Agriculture Organization
Founded in 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United
Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on October 16. The objectives of
World Food Day are to encourage attention to agricultural food production and
to stimulate national, bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental efforts to
this end; encourage economic and technical cooperation among developing
countries; encourage the participation of rural people, particularly women and
the least privileged categories, in decisions and activities influencing their
living conditions; heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the
world; promote the transfer of technologies to the developing world; and
strengthen international and national solidarity in the struggle against
hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food
and agricultural development. For more information, please visit www.fao.org.

Contact:

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