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Alsum Farms & Produce Donates 40,000 Pounds of Potatoes to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Friesland, Wisconsin, February 26, 2016—Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. is donating 40,000 pounds of potatoes to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to help residents in Flint, Mich., impacted by the water contamination crisis.

“Our organization is committed to serving others and giving back to the community and our neighbors in need,” says Heidi Alsum-Randall, National Sales and Marketing Manager of Alsum Farms & Produce. “It’s gratifying to know our potatoes will be helping feed families in need of healthy, nutritious foods.”

With the help of grower partners, like Alsum Farms & Produce, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is bringing fresh produce to people impacted by Flint’s drinking water crisis. Foods rich in calcium, vitamin C, and iron can help lessen the effects of lead exposure. Many Flint residents do not have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Beginning this week, the Food Bank is sending multiple truckloads of healthy foods to local pantries that include fresh fruits and vegetables to help feed citizens in need. 

“We are grateful to Alsum Farms and Produce for this donation of potatoes to the food bank in Flint, Michigan at this great time of need. Alsum has partnered with Feeding America for four years, and we are thankful for their continued support to feed the hungry across the nation.” says by Ross Frasier, spokesperson for Feeding America. 

Potatoes offer some of the best nutritional values of any food. Naturally fat-free, potatoes have twice the potassium than a banana, and provide nearly half one’s daily value of vitamin C – all for just 110 calories in a medium-sized (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato.

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About Alsum Farms & Produce

Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc., is a grower, packer and shipper of potatoes, re-packer of onions and a wholesale distributor of a full line of fresh fruits and vegetables.

About Feeding America®

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org or Food Bank of Eastern Michigan https://www.fbem.org/.

Pictured: Three generations of the Alsum families include Owner, President & CEO Larry Alsum and his daughters, National Sales & Marketing Manager Heidi Alsum-Randall (center) and Controller Wendy Alsum-Dykstra along with four granddaughters Morgan Randall, Madison Randall, Reagan Dykstra and Riley Dykstra.