Carolina Farm Credit Donates to Feeding the Carolinas Through the Miles for Meals Challenge
STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit is proud to announce we were able to raise almost $3,000 for Feeding the Carolinas by completing the Miles for Meals Challenge. Every mile walked by Carolina Farm Credit employees equaled a dollar donated to Feeding the Carolinas.
Feeding the Carolinas is an organization that collects fresh produce from farmers in North Carolina to give to hungry families across the state. “We were looking for a charity to partner with that had an agricultural background and that also help the communities inside the association. Our employees always want to help their community and Feeding the Carolinas provided a unique opportunity for everyone to help their local area while still being able to have an association wide contest,” said Carolina Farm Credit Risk Analyst and Wellness Committee Member, Larry Pritchett.
“Our farmers and ranchers feed and clothe the world. We wanted to work with Feeding the Carolinas for this gift because of their commitment to provide healthy and fresh food to families in need through their Farm to Food Bank program,” said Carolina Farm Credit CEO, Vance Dalton. “We’ve long been supporters of our local food banks. Feeding the Carolinas supports numerous food banks that are scattered throughout our footprint. We care about the communities where we live and want to support organizations like this that are making a difference in people’s lives. We’ve been blessed and our desire is to bless others.”
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 29 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning. For over 100 years, Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 11,500 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.7 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Vickie N. Smitherman, Chair, East Bend: D. Kaleb Rathbone, Vice-Chair, Waynesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; Andrew W. Burleson, New London; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Dan Hunsucker, Concord; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; J. Eric McPherson, Snow Camp; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Leslie G. Sparks, DVM, Sparta; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.