Shooting Hunger presents $256,000 to feed Tennessee families

Dec 19, 2022


Proceeds from Shooting Hunger were presented at the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s (TFBF) 101st annual meeting held in Franklin on Dec. 3-6. From left, TFBF President Eric Mayberry; Chris Coffey, Rural 1st; Jimmy Ogilvie, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC); and Scot Holmes, Farm Credit Mid America presented a check to the Tennessee Backpack Program on behalf of Shooting Hunger for $256,000 — the equivalent of 300,000 meals for hungry Tennesseans. The amount represents funds raised by the program during 2022 through Shooting Hunger’s activities throughout the state.
 
Shooting Hunger was formed in 2015 by the TFBF and Farm Credit Mid America. During the program’s first year, it raised enough funds to provide more than 88,000 meals for hungry Tennesseans. TFC joined the effort the following year, and soon, the program was adopted by individuals and organizations from every corner of the agriculture industry. Organizers report more than 2 million meals have been raised since its inception. The Tennessee Backpack Program allows Shooting Hungers impact to be felt in all 95 counties.
 
“We’re pleased to work with Farm Bureau and the agriculture community in Tennessee to support this important work,” says Jimmy Ogilvie, TFC event and sales support manager. “Shooting Hunger is just one of the many ways Co-op supports the local communities in which we do business.”
 
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