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Feeding America Announces $1m Contribution From ADM to Support Rural Food Distribution

  Feeding America Announces $1m Contribution From ADM to Support Rural Food
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PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2012

Contribution Will Fund 30 Mobile Food Distribution Efforts in 21 States

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Feeding America, the
nation's leading anti-hunger organization, is happy to announce a $1 million
donation from Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) to support the
operation of 30 mobile food distribution units operating in 21 states.

The money will go to help bring food to rural areas, a critical need since
residents in those areas are often far from any safety net services. It's also
an area with large pockets of people in poverty - according to the US
Department of Agriculture, about 15 percent of rural households in the US are
at risk of hunger.

Over the next two years, ADM will fund $30,000 grants to 30 Feeding America
member food banks in 21 states for mobile distributions. On average, a $30,000
grant provides six mobile distributions within each food bank's counties,
including food, transportation and promotional costs.

The mobile units will be operated by their local Feeding America member food
banks. Volunteer outreach opportunities also will be identified in local
communities, matching ADM employees and customers with local food banks.

"Getting food to everyone - especially those families in rural areas that may
have trouble connecting with one of our member agencies is critical," said
Matt Knott, interim president and CEO of Feeding America. "Thanks to the
generosity of ADM, our food banks will be able to 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."

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.

"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."

This 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).

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.

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Ross Fraser
Feeding America
312.641.6422

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

SOURCE Feeding America

Website: http://www.feedingamerica.org
 
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