Each week, we rush through the grocery store throwing all of the things we need (andthings we simply desire) into our overflowing carts. We debate over generic vs. name-brand, healthy or cheap, white or wheat. Sometimes, in the midst of our own little world, we forget how fortunate we really are. Food insecurity is a huge issue for people in our communities and all over the planet. At Heritage Tractor, we are hungry to help, both in our country and in others.
We have partnered with Feeding America to help serve and feed our communities. Feeding America is the leading domestic hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, they serve over 46 million people a year. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in ensuring every family has enough to eat and the Feeding America network of food banks is leading the charge in communities across the country. Every dollar donated to Feeding America helps share 10 meals with families, children, and seniors across America. Together we are helping Feeding America can Set the Table™ for a hunger-free America.
We have good news: Your commitment to Heritage Tractor is already helping this cause! By purchasing parts, service and equipment from your local Heritage Tractor, you are helping us to fund the growth of this program. You are making a real impact in the lives of people in your communities!
Want more? Join us at any of our locations in the month of March for our annual food drive! Every item that we collect in March will be donated to a local food pantry to help our community! You can also Donate to Feeding America or email email@example.com to learn about the many other ways to get involved.
Every year, we partner with local farmers, Growing Hope Gobally, and Orchard: Africa to help educate farmers in developing world countries. Funds raised from these Growing Projects provide education and supplies to men and women in developing countries, so they can learn how to provide for their families. GHG and Orchard: Africa visit these areas to teach eager participants how to grow everything from a simple hanging garden to a large village community garden to feed multiple families. The beauty of this program is in the synergy between the American producer and the small stakeholder in Africa. It makes the world a much smaller place. Both groups raise crops to take care of their families. Both groups have concerns about insects, disease, commodity pricing and government policies. Both groups look to the sky and long for timely rains.
A producer pledges a specified number of acres of corn or bean to the program. Once committed, Heritage Tractor reimburses the producer a specified amount per acre to help defray the cost of seed & fertilizer. The producer then plants, manages and harvests the field. The yield from the pledged acres then goes to the elevator where it is sold. The proceeds are split 50/50 between Orchard: Africa and Foods Resource Bank. John Deere Foundation also makes a monetary match to the donation.
We have good news: Your commitment to Heritage Tractor is already helping this cause! By purchasing parts, service and equipment from your local Heritage Tractor, you are helping us to fund the growth of this program. You are making a real impact in the lives of many in several African communities.