St. Louis Company Packs Record Number of Meals for Kids in Haiti

St. Louis, Mo. (September 28, 2016) – Agricultural lending company Rabo AgriFinance works with farmers to grow food around the world – and today the company’s employees went to work packing meals for kids in Haiti.

The packing teams are working with Kids Against Hunger to pack more than 160,000 meals to distribute to the kids who need them most.

“Our employees work with farmers and ranchers every day and are very involved in the actual production of the safe, abundant and nutritious food we enjoy here in the U.S.,” notes Rabo AgriFinance CEO Rob van Zadelhoff.  “It’s really important for all of us to have the opportunity to contribute to distributing food to kids who are in situations where they don’t have access to safe, affordable food.”

Rabo AgriFinance is a provider of capital and financial solutions to leading U.S. agricultural producers and agribusinesses.

More than 500 Rabo AgriFinance employees worked to pack the meals, which consist of rice, vegetables and vitamin powder – all items that can be easily prepared and absorbed by small bodies that may be suffering from malnutrition.

“We see evidence every day of the life-saving effects of the Kids Against Hunger food for the children who eat it,” says Nick Yaksich, CEO for Kids Against Hunger Freedom Foods. “The stand-out difference of the Kids Against Hunger food is that, by eating it, starving children not only survive, they begin to thrive.”

“As an organization, we are committed to working toward food security around the world through our work on the agricultural finance end,” says van Zadelhoff. “It’s very fulfilling to be involved on the distribution end today.”

You can learn more about Kids Against Hunger by visiting and more about Rabo AgriFinance by visiting

For more information contact:

Sarah Kolell

Public Relations Director
Ph. (816) 516-7984

Rick Hetzel- Satellite Director

Kids Against Hunger
Southeast Missouri
Ph. (57) 270-0090

About Rabo AgriFinance

As a leading financial services provider for agricultural producers and agribusinesses in the United States, Rabo AgriFinance adds value using industry expertise, client-focused solutions, and by creating long-term business relationships. Rabo AgriFinance offers a comprehensive portfolio of services that gives producers the right products to prepare for, and take advantage of, market opportunities. Rabo AgriFinance representatives offer a wide array of financial services and knowledge to help customers realize their ambitions.  This comprehensive suite of services includes loans, insurance, input finance and effective risk management products. Rabo AgriFinance is a subsidiary of Rabobank, the premier bank to the global agriculture industry and one of the world’s largest and safest banks.


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