ENFIELD, Conn. — Farm Credit East announced today that the Farm Credit East Cares Community Fund donated $60,190 to various charitable organizations throughout the Northeast. This included a $25,000 Farm Credit East contribution supported by the Board of Directors. Since the program’s 2011 inception, Farm Credit East Cares has contributed more than $550,000 to various Northeast charities and disaster relief efforts.
“We are pleased to provide this support to organizations that play a vital role in our rural communities and support those in need,” said Bill Lipinski, CEO of Farm Credit East. “Farm Credit East Cares was established to give back to the farmers and rural communities we serve. We hope these donations help the recipient organizations continue their good work.”
More than 60 northeast organizations received funds. Recipients included food banks and hunger relief efforts; youth programs, such as 4-H and FFA; educational institutions and agricultural education programs; veteran assistance programs; community and health support organizations; and programs to enrich the agriculture community.
“In seven years, Farm Credit East Cares has made a meaningful impact in our local communities. Initiated by our employees, I’m humbled each year by our team’s generosity to support important causes that touch both rural and urban communities,” said Craig Pollock, Farm Credit East assistant regional manager and Farm Credit East Cares coordinator.
The Farm Credit East Cares Community Fund was established by Farm Credit East employees who raise contributions with a Farm Credit East match. The Fund’s primary intent is to provide support for farm families and organizations impacted by disasters. In years without a disaster, funds are contributed to various not-for-profit charitable organizations. Since 2011, Farm Credit East Cares has donated more than $550,000.
— Farm Credit East