Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan created the Agent Charitable Fund in 2014, and partnered with Doctor Phil Knight, President of the Food Bank Council in Michigan, to help fight the battle of ending hunger in Michigan. This partnership took Doctor Knight’s idea of going to frozen food distributors to take the foods rejected for not being deemed perfect by the companies. Instead of those products being sent to a landfill, they would package the nutritional food, and get them to school systems and backpack programs for the kids in need.
Farm Bureau and Robert Barrigar Agency were excited to be a part of making a difference in the fight to end hunger. “Michigan is our state, it’s who we ensure and we wanna give back, and it’s very important to not just that the agencies all across Michigan, that do their little part, but this is the most impactful way that we can. We can just put a huge dent in a major problem in the state,” said Barrigar.
Barrigar, who is the current co-chair and soon to be chair of the Agent Charitable Fund for all of Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. He also added, “It’s exciting to me, being born and raised in Alpena, to see that this wasn’t just the Robert Barrigar Agency making this happen.” He also stated, “This is every Farm Bureau Agency in the state making it happen, and it’s all of our local community and business owners that helped me put this together to get this out on the road.” This is the third truck the ACF has donated to the End Hunger In Michigan Program, and still plans to donate more in the coming years.