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The Montana Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee presented a check for $6,000 to the Montana Food Bank Network at the MFBF YF&R luncheon in Billings.

According to a news release from the MFBF, the donation came from proceeds raised during the YF&R Hoofin’ it for Hunger race that took place Oct. 6 at Fort Keogh Agricultural Research Station in Miles City. The annual Hoofin’ It for Hunger was launched during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Missoula in 2011 as part of the national Young Farmers and Ranchers work with the Harvest for All program.

“We are so thankful for the relationship we have with Montana Farm Bureau Federation. The Hoofin’ it for Hunger event has raised a total of just under $50,000 for the Montana Food Bank Network. That amount equates to 153,000 meals provided to people in need in Montana,” said Bill Mathews, chief development director at Montana Food Bank Network.

The Missoula-based Montana Food Bank Network secures and distributes donated and low-cost food to nearly 150 hunger relief agencies throughout Montana.

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