Tuesday, October 25, 2011

News Release: Indiana Food Donated to Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Thanks to Indiana Farmers


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 24, 2011) — On Friday, Indiana’s Family of Farmers presented almost 60 pounds of food including, beef, pork, poultry and dairy products to Habitat for Humanity homeowner, Veronica Whitehead and her two children.

Whitehead’s house, dubbed “The House that Agriculture Built,” was built in just 14 days at the 2011 State Fair with the help of 25 ag-related sponsors and hundreds of volunteers.  A deep freezer was also donated by Indiana’s Family of Farmers and will serve as storage for the frozen foods. 

“Our farm, Wilson Family Farms, is proud to be donating the 30lb of frozen beef that will go into Veronica’s freezer,” said Loran Wilson, owner of Wilson Family Farms in Orleans, Indiana.  “What we do best is grow safe, nutritious food, so what better way to help than to donate to a family who needs it most.” 

Along with the beef from Wilson Family Farms, dairy, poultry and pork products were also included in the donation and provided by farmers from around the state. 

“It’s been quite a journey with everyone who helped make this happen, and I just want to thank everyone for their support,” said Whitehead after she received her donations on Friday. “I told my friend I’m going to be cooking something new every day with all this great food. It’s just wonderful.”

During the State Fair, other fairgoers could register to win their own freezer thanks to Indiana’s Family of Farmers. The winner, Bernadette Mast from Indianapolis, was thrilled when she found out she won the freezer.

“Wow, I don’t have one yet, so this will definitely be a great asset for my home,” said Mast.


Indiana's Family of Farmers are among the nation's top producers of the grains, produce and meats you eat every day because we believe that quality farming means quality food that's good for you, your families and the environment. That's our promise. Food for your family, from our family.

For more information on Indiana’s Family of Farmers, visit http://www.indianafamilyoffarmers.com/

Media Contact: Megan Kuhn, mkuhn@indianasoybean.com or 317-614-0377

1 comment:

ann said...

Thanks to the Loran Wilson Family for your donation to the Whitehead Family.