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Archer Daniels Midland is reporting that its employees donated more than 67 tons of food to soup kitchens and pantries in celebration of World Food Day.

Officials say the Decatur, Ill.-based company's workers volunteered to donate food in communities around the world.

World Food Day is commemorated Oct. 16 - the day in 1945 that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was established.

The effort was coordinated by ADM Cares. It funded the creation last year of an institute at the University of Illinois that helps small farmers in developing nations preserve grain and seeds that could be lost to pests, disease, mishandling and other factors

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