AgStar Sponsors “Let’s Kick Hunger Day” at Mall of America
Day-long radiothon will raise funds to support Second Harvest Heartland

Mankato, Minn., (Jan. 28, 2014) – AgStar Financial Services is proud to sponsor the fifth annual “Let’s Kick Hunger Day” on Thursday, Jan. 30 along with WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Land O’Lakes and General Mills. This day-long radiothon event at Mall of America will raise funds to support Second Harvest Heartland.

“Hunger relief in our local communities is something AgStar has a long history of being committed to,” shared AgStar’s President and CEO, Paul DeBriyn. “Just as our clients are dedicated to raising the food to supporting our growing population, AgStar is equally committed to increasing the awareness of hunger relief to engage more in the fight against it.”

Second Harvest Heartland is the upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization that works to collect, warehouse distribute food to those in need. Last year, this event raised $201,000 for Second Harvest Heartland. In addition to the sponsorship, AgStar is matching dollar for dollar all team member donations.

The radiothon is broadcast live from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. on WCCO News Radio 830. To donate, call during the radiothon event, stop by the rotunda at the Mall of America on January 30 or visit

“AgStar is proud to support Second Harvest Heartland,” explained DeBriyn. “In fact since 2010, AgStar has been partnering with our team members on hunger relief by facilitating a March Food Drive. In three years we have raised $66,517 and contributed over 2,300 pounds of food.”

Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated over $4.5 million to organizations in communities that work to improve the future of rural America.

About AgStar:
AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 14,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit for more information.

Contact: Krystal Ohlhaber

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