Farm Credit West Donates Over $50,000 to Food Banks
Farm Credit West, ACA, one of the largest agricultural lending cooperatives in the nation, recently donated over $50,000 to food banks throughout the regions where they operate, including Arizona, California’s Central Coast, the Imperial Valley, South San Joaquin Valley, and Sacramento Valley.
“In times of need, it is imperative our communities have access to healthy foods,” said Mark Littlefield, President and CEO of Farm Credit West. “Providing financial support to our local food banks helps connect the nutritious foods our customers grow to those trying to make ends meet.”
Every year, Farm Credit West prioritizes distributing funds to fight food insecurity through their robust charitable giving program. This year, seventeen food banks received a donation to support their local programs helping families impacted by illness, job loss, or loss of a home.
"Stewardship is at the core of Farm Credit West’s mission. Year after year, we keep a keen eye on the most vulnerable in our local communities and respond with financial assistance. Our Association and its Board of Directors recognize the direct impact these organizations have on our communities and dedicate our resources to help ensure no family goes hungry.”
Farm Credit West is a lending institution of the Farm Credit System with California branch offices in Bakersfield, Dinuba, Hanford, Imperial Valley, Santa Maria, Templeton, Tulare, Ventura, Woodland and Yuba City; and Arizona branch offices in Tempe, Safford, and Yuma. The corporate headquarters is located in Rocklin, California. The Farm Credit System is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations created by Congress in 1916. The System provides loans, leases, and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, agribusinesses and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives nationwide. Visit www.farmcreditwest.com.