Third Fight Hunger, Stock the Trailer event returns to fair


Farm Credit Mid-America and Jackson County Fair recently announced the return of Fight Hunger, Stock the Trailer.

Presented by Farm Credit Mid-America and sponsored by Rural 1st, this friendly competition helps junior fairs raise food donations for local food banks across Indiana. Now in its third year, Fight Hunger, Stock the Trailer is just one of the many ways Farm Credit Mid-America gives back to rural communities while supporting local agriculture.

From Sunday through July 27, local community members are invited to bring non-perishable food items to the Jackson County Fair. Look for Stock the Trailer signage at the fair for locations to donate.

At the end of the fair, the total weight of all donations will be calculated. The top five fairs across the state to raise the most food throughout the summer will receive prize money, with the grand prize being $10,000. Each participating county fair will receive $500. All prize money awarded supports local junior fair activities, including attending statewide junior fair conferences, investing in new technologies, and in some cases, purchasing additional items for donation.

“We are thrilled to partner with Jackson County Fair for Stock the Trailer,” said Brent Ditmars, regional vice president for Farm Credit Mid-America. “This initiative not only helps those in need within our communities but also fosters a sense of teamwork and giving back among our local junior fairs. We look forward to seeing the impact we can make together in 2024.”

Fight Hunger, Stock the Trailer is hosted at the state level. To learn more about which counties are participating in 2024, reach out to Farm Credit Mid-America at 812-376-6838.

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