“Forrest and Charlotte Lucas have made an outsized impact in Missouri agriculture through their leadership and generosity,” said Ashley McCarty, Missouri Farmers Care Foundation executive director. “Protect The Harvest has been a leader in raising awareness and support for agricultural production and protection of rural and agricultural values and way of life. Their generosity through Hogs for Hunger and the Drive to Feed Kids has met needs and brightened the future for Missouri children and families.”
According to Feeding America, one in eight adults and one in seven children across Missouri face food insecurity. In rural areas, as many as one in five adults and one in three children are faced with uncertainty as to where their next meal may come from.
“Forrest and Charlotte Lucas both come from humble backgrounds in rural communities. Their upbringing has given them compassion and a great burden for those who face food insecurity in America.