Before Harvest Season: Make a Pledge!
We know you like to plan ahead for harvest. Pledge now to donate a bushel, acre or more from your future 2014 crop sale. Then at harvest time, we’ll email you a reminder with steps to complete your donation at your local elevator when you sell your crops.
You can designate your entire donation toward the food bank serving your area, or choose to direct 50% to the food bank and 50% to your local food pantry (must be served by one of the six Feeding America food banks serving Wisconsin).
At Harvest: Complete a Donation
Whether or not you’ve made an earlier pledge, follow the steps below to complete a donation:
1. Before bringing your crop to your local elevator for sale, fill out the online donation form, print it out from your email confirmation and bring to your local elevator at harvest time. You can designate your entire donation toward your local Feeding America food bank or choose to direct 50% to the food bank and 50% to your local food pantry (must be served by one of the six Feeding America food banks serving Wisconsin).
2. Cargill and ADM elevators are cued up to make your donation to Invest an Acre and deduct the amount from your total crop proceeds. Notify any other elevator about the program and they can also make a donation using the information on the form you bring in; simply explain to them the program.
3. Monsanto will match your donation, dollar for dollar up to a national cap of $675,000.
4. A. Feeding America will distribute your donation plus the Monsanto match to the Feeding America food bank that serves your community.
B. If you have designated half to go to a food pantry/hunger relief agency, your local food bank will then apply that donation as a credit to the food pantry for them to use the donation to increase the amount of food they have to distribute to hungry Wisconsinites.
Every effort will be made to keep the funds in the partner’s community, as requested by the donor. However, the food banks reserve the right to review and reallocate gifts credited to partner agencies, should amounts exceed the average amount typically needed by an agency for a one year time period.
C. Feeding America will send you a receipt for your donation. Feeding America is a 501©3 nonprofit recognized by the IRS and your donation to the Invest an Acre program is tax deductible.