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West Virginia Farm Credit Associations Donate $10,000 to Mountaineer Food Bank

MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Farm Credit of the Virginias – the two Farm Credit associations serving West Virginia – made a recent collaborative donation totaling $10,000 to the Mountaineer Food Bank. The Mountaineer Food Bank is the largest emergency food provider in West Virginia, distributing over 20.7 million pounds annually.

“The Mountaineer Food Bank is grateful to have continued support from Farm Credit,” said Mountaineer Food Bank CEO, Chad Morrison. He continued, “Their $10,000 contribution enables us to continue serving food insecure individuals through our Mobile Food Pantry Program, which provides fresh produce, proteins, dairy products and shelf-stable foods to thousands of households each month.”

Farm Credit of the Virginia’s Chief Executive Officer, Brad Cornelius, said, “Farm Credit is a mission-driven organization. Our support of agriculture and our rural communities extends financial services, and is not possible without partners like the Mountaineer Food Bank. Our long-standing partnership with the Mountaineer Food Bank is a win-win in our book – in that it allows us to advance their vital hunger-relief efforts in West Virginia while also benefitting our hardworking farmers.”

Farm Credit of the Virginias board members and employees present check to Mountaineer Food Bank team members.

For more information about Farm Credit of the Virginias and their rural community support efforts, please visit www.farmcreditofvirginias.com/about/community-support.

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion dollars in financing to more than 12,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them.  In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years.  Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center.

About the Farm Credit System

The Farm Credit System is a national network of lending institutions that collectively provide a wide range of financial and lending services to rural America. Farm Credit institutions are cooperatives, capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural businesses that borrow from them. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and has been for over 100 years. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services.

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