DRIVE TO FEED

DRIVE TO FEED
Nutra Blend is committed to the agriculture industry and the people that agriculture serves. Nutra Blend’s philanthropic efforts center around an initiative - feeding hungry children, both here in the U.S., around the world. This effort is also dedicated to the promotion and advocacy of modern agriculture in its role to providing a safe, affordable and sustainable food supply to a growing population. 

From this initiative derives three missions, Drive the Message, Drive to Feed Kids and Drive: No Boundaries. Nutra Blend works with its dedicated customers and suppliers to make these missions into a movement of commitment, accomplishing big goals to help feed hungry children today while educating society on the truth of modern agriculture so that children won’t go hungry tomorrow.


SELECT THE LOGOS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH DRIVE TO FEED PROGRAM.

DRIVE TO FEED: THREE MISSIONS, ONE MOVEMENT

A HISTORY OF DRIVE TO FEED

In 2013, Nutra Blend created the Chew on This tour. We turned a tractor-trailer into a mobile theater and took it around the country, showing videos that dispelled the myths and misconceptions about our food supply and educating that hunger is the biggest killer in the world today. Hundreds of thousands visited our mobile theater, each leaving with more knowledge on modern agriculture and its amazing practices to feed a hungry world. 

In 2014, Nutra Blend launched Drive to Feed Kids, a program where Nutra Blend joins with customers and suppliers to help feed food insecure children in their local communities. Millions of meals have been provided to food insecure kids across the U.S. However, our efforts to feed hungry children should not be limited by our nation’s borders.

In 2015, Chew on This evolved from a mobile theater to the big screen. Drive the Message was born with the unveiling of the made-for-TV film, "Ivy League Farmer." From there, a second movie, "Where the Fast Lane Ends" and television show "Chasing Down Madison Brown" was introduced.

In 2016, Nutra Blend decided to take Drive to Feed one step further. During the 2016 Nutra Blend Customer Rewards Trip in St. Maarten, the Drive: No Boundaries mission was introduced as a fundraising effort to help hungry children across the world, starting with Haiti. During this launch, the inaugural Drive: No Boundaries live and silent auction was performed. This one incredible night raised more than $1.4 million for a nonprofit organization, Meds and Food for Kids, in Haiti.

Drive to Feed has grown exponentially through the support and partnership of the agriculture community. Through these missions, modern agriculture is reaching society in its true, positive light. Through these missions, hungry children across the world and right here in the U.S. are receiving the food they desperately need. Together, these three missions have turned into a unified movement with a bright future ahead.

DRIVE TO FEED EVENTS

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Smith Farmers Co-op/Co-Ed Softball Tournament

Smith Farmers Co-op/Co-Ed Softball Tournament

21 Jul - 21 Jul 2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:55 PM

All day tournament event.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. at Crump Paris Park in Carthage, TN.
$100 entry fee pr tea...

All day tournament event.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. at Crump Paris Park in Carthage, TN.
$100 entry fee per team.
Dylan Scott - Jackson County (MN) Food 4 Kids

Dylan Scott - Jackson County (MN) Food 4 Kids

28 Jul - 28 Jul 2018 | 7:00 PM - 11:50 PM

See featured country artist Dylan Scott, live and in concert, Saturday, July 28 during the Jackson County Fair Jack...

See featured country artist Dylan Scott, live and in concert, Saturday, July 28 during the Jackson County Fair, Jackson, MN.
All proceeds benefit 'Jackson County Food 4 Kids' program.
Opening bands (Forgotten Highway & Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band) start at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Loction: Jackson County Fair Grounds - Motorplex racetrack 
Tickets $30/VIP Tickets $75
Available online at: www.jacksoncountyfood4kids.org or at New Fashion Pork in Jackson, MN
email: food4kids@nfpinc.com

Sponsored by: New Fashion Pork
                        'Commitment to Excellence'
 

 

 

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Smith Farmers Co-op/Co-Ed Softball Tournament

Smith Farmers Co-op/Co-Ed Softball Tournament

21 Jul - 21 Jul 2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:55 PM

All day tournament event.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. at Crump Paris Park in Carthage, TN.
$100 entry fee pr tea...

All day tournament event.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. at Crump Paris Park in Carthage, TN.
$100 entry fee per team.
Dylan Scott - Jackson County (MN) Food 4 Kids

Dylan Scott - Jackson County (MN) Food 4 Kids

28 Jul - 28 Jul 2018 | 7:00 PM - 11:50 PM

See featured country artist Dylan Scott, live and in concert, Saturday, July 28 during the Jackson County Fair Jack...

See featured country artist Dylan Scott, live and in concert, Saturday, July 28 during the Jackson County Fair, Jackson, MN.
All proceeds benefit 'Jackson County Food 4 Kids' program.
Opening bands (Forgotten Highway & Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band) start at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Loction: Jackson County Fair Grounds - Motorplex racetrack 
Tickets $30/VIP Tickets $75
Available online at: www.jacksoncountyfood4kids.org or at New Fashion Pork in Jackson, MN
email: food4kids@nfpinc.com

Sponsored by: New Fashion Pork
                        'Commitment to Excellence'
 
5th Annual Back to School Fair - Community Outreach

5th Annual Back to School Fair - Community Outreach

04 Aug - 04 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Sponsor: Belstra Milling Co
DeMotte, IN
More information: Lisa VanKley
Phone: 219-987-433, x....

Event Sponsor: Belstra Milling Co
DeMotte, IN
More information: Lisa VanKley
Phone: 219-987-4343, x. 156

"Ride to Feed Kids"

09 Aug - 10 Aug 2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:41 PM

Please join us for a Feed Industry cycle ride (you do not need to be a member of the feed industry to participate).We ar...

Please join us for a Feed Industry cycle ride (you do not need to be a member of the feed industry to participate). We are going to Kansas City, MO for a BBQ Dinner August 9th and 10th, 2018. Ride will start at Landus Cooperative, Yale, IA, at 9:00 AM, August 9th, having dinner Thursday night at Jack Stack BBQ (The Freight House) at 101 W. 22nd St, #300 (Kansas City, MO). Friday's ride leads through NE Kansas heading toward Omaha, western Iowa and back to Yale.
The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness of local hunger issues, raise funding for the Food Bank of Iowa Back Pack Program and to build relationships with Feed Industry Professionals and others.
Registration for the ride is $50 per bike.

Contact Scott Fredrickson, Landus Cooperative, for more details:
scott.fredrickson@landuscooperative.com
641-431-0013
JD Heiskell/Drive to Feed Kids Dinner & Auction

JD Heiskell/Drive to Feed Kids Dinner & Auction

10 Aug - 10 Aug 2018 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sponsored by: JD Heiskell and Nutra Blend, LLC
Location:
Heritage Complex
4500 S Laspina Stree...

Sponsored by: JD Heiskell and Nutra Blend, LLC
Location:
Heritage Complex
4500 S Laspina Street
Tulare, CA
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM with auction to follow
MFA - Missouri Farmers Against Hunger

MFA - Missouri Farmers Against Hunger

14 Aug - 14 Aug 2018 | 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Location: Missouri State Fair
2503 W. 16th Street
Sedalia, MO
Read More

Location: Missouri State Fair
2503 W. 16th Street
Sedalia, MO
mostatefair@mda.mo.gov
Sponsored by: MFA Animal Health (Columbia, MO)
 
Unite to Fight (Back Pack Buddies)

Unite to Fight (Back Pack Buddies)

17 Aug - 17 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Unite to Fight (Back Pack Buddies)
Fort Dodge, IA
Sponsored by: NEW Coop (Fort Dodge)

Unite to Fight (Back Pack Buddies)
Fort Dodge, IA
Sponsored by: NEW Coop (Fort Dodge)
Kickin' Childhood Hunger Gala

Kickin' Childhood Hunger Gala

17 Aug - 17 Aug 2018 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sponsor: Stillwater Milling
Stillwater, OK

Sponsor: Stillwater Milling
Stillwater, OK
No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

25 Aug - 25 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

No Kid Hungry
Sponsored by: Wellman Produce
Wellman, IA

No Kid Hungry
Sponsored by: Wellman Produce
Wellman, IA
CVS Drive To Feed Kids Fundraiser Auction

CVS Drive To Feed Kids Fundraiser Auction

28 Aug - 28 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by: Carthage Vet Service

Sponsored by: Carthage Vet Service
Farmers Ranchers Drive to Feed Kids Fund Raiser

Farmers Ranchers Drive to Feed Kids Fund Raiser

03 Sep - 03 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Raffle drawing, September 3, during the Brown County Fairground, Johnstown NE
Proceeds to benefit localBackp...

Raffle drawing, September 3, during the Brown County Fairground, Johnstown NE
Proceeds to benefit local Backpack programs
Items:
     Weatherby/Vanguard .243 Rifle w/Leupold Scope
     Phoenix Propane Grill - built with commercial grade stainless steel, No Flame cooking
     Husker Football Tickets (2 tickets) - September 29, 2018 Purdue game
Tickets: 1 for $5.00
Purchase tickets at Farmers Rancers Mill and from the Ainsworth FFA Chapter

Sponsor: Farmers Ranchers Cooperative
                Ainsworth, NE
 
CPC Banquet/Drive to Feed KIds Fundraiser Auction

CPC Banquet/Drive to Feed KIds Fundraiser Auction

05 Sep - 05 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored: CPC Commodities (Fountain Run, KY)

Sponsored: CPC Commodities (Fountain Run, KY)
Stone Soul Picnic

Stone Soul Picnic

09 Sep - 09 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stone Soul Picnic
NE Iowa Food Band Back Pack Lunch and Kids Cafe
Cedar Falls, IA
Sponsored by Viaf...

Stone Soul Picnic
NE Iowa Food Band Back Pack Lunch and Kids Cafe
Cedar Falls, IA
Sponsored by: Viafield (Elgin); Five Star Coop (New Hampton); ECI Coop (Jesup); Sinclair Elevator (Parkersburg)
     
River Valley Coop Drive to Feed Kids Picnic

River Valley Coop Drive to Feed Kids Picnic

16 Sep - 16 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location: Clarence, Iowa
NB salesperson: John Charley

Location: Clarence, Iowa
NB salesperson: John Charley
KNS Drive To Feed Kids Banquet & Fundraiser

KNS Drive To Feed Kids Banquet & Fundraiser

21 Sep - 21 Sep 2018 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by: Kentucky Nutrition Service (Lawrenceburg, KY)

Sponsored by: Kentucky Nutrition Service (Lawrenceburg, KY)
Middle Tennessee Shoot for Hunger

Middle Tennessee Shoot for Hunger

27 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by: Tennessee Farmers Co-op

Sponsored by: Tennessee Farmers Co-op
Maschhoffs Drive To Feed Kids BBQ & Concert Fundraiser

Maschhoffs Drive To Feed Kids BBQ & Concert Fundraiser

06 Oct - 06 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by: Maschhoffs (Carlyle, IL)

Sponsored by: Maschhoffs (Carlyle, IL)
Imperial Premix Drive to Feed Kids Brawley/Imperial Thanksgiving Boxes

Imperial Premix Drive to Feed Kids Brawley/Imperial Thanksgiving Boxes

13 Nov - 13 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sponsored by: Imperial Premix Feeds
Imperial, CA
Time: TBD

Sponsored by: Imperial Premix Feeds
Imperial, CA
Time: TBD
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