Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) helped put food on the tables of many in need this year by contributing more than $390,000 to local food banks across the United States, including $350,000 in monetary and in-kind donations and more than $40,000 in matching contributions from ADM colleagues. "As one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient companies, our purpose is to serve vital needs, and hunger relief is one of the most vital needs for many people around the world," said Mark Bemis, president, North America for ADM. "As we focus heavily on food this week during Thanksgiving celebrations here in the U.S., ADM is committed to doing our part to help neighbors in need in the communities where our employees live and work." The contributions were given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities. To view photos of ADM volunteers at local food banks, visit www.facebook.com/ADMCares. About ADM For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.