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Social cause helps fight hunger this fall

American Family Insurance pledges up to $20,000 to National FFA's Rally to Fight Hunger

(Sept. 17, 2012) – In the coming year, almost one in five U.S. children will face the risk of hunger. But a simple "like" on American Family Insurance's Facebook page can help change that.

From Sept. 17 through Oct. 31, American Family will support the National FFA Organization's Rally to Fight Hunger by donating $1 for every new Facebook "like" — up to $20,000.

"The lack of access to nutritious food impacts many families, and it is particularly tough on children, making it harder for them to succeed in school," says Michele Wingate, social media manager at American Family Insurance. "Our Facebook effort will help by donating to this important cause and by getting people thinking about the issue of hunger."

The National FFA Organization's Rally to Fight Hunger takes place Oct. 24-26 during its 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. At Lucas Oil Stadium, more than 10,000 FFA members and volunteers will pack 1 million meals to help needy families across the country. American Family’s donation will fund as many as 50,000 prepackaged meals.

For more information, visit American Family’s Facebook page, or watch this YouTube video.

For more information about the National FFA Organization, visit www.ffa.org.

Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business and farm/ranch insurance in 19 states. American Family insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam.