Hunger Task Force Receives $100,000 Kubota Hometown Proud Grant, Asks for Local Community Votes for Chance to Double Its Winnings

Aug 1, 2023

Cast Your Vote for the 2023 Community Choice Award Winner, Now Through August 14, 2023

For the third consecutive year, Kubota Tractor Corporation has named five winners in its annual Kubota Hometown Proud Grant Program. This year, the company is especially proud to announce that The Hunger Task Force, supported by local Kubota dealer Lochan Equipment, is one of those winners!

Hunger Task Force—Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader—believes that every person has a right to healthy food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force’s food bank provides a safety net of healthy and culturally appropriate food for 75,000 people each month. A unique program within the organization includes a 208-acre urban farm, which grows 500,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for local kids, families and seniors facing hunger. The Farm is supported by 5,000 volunteers and equipment from their local Kubota dealer, Lochen Equipment. The Kubota Hometown Proud Grant will help to purchase much-needed equipment for The Farm, specifically a greens harvester to boost distribution capacity of healthy greens by 600%. If awarded the 2023 Community Choice grant, Hunger Task Force will also be able to purchase a corn harvester and produce bin washer, which will allow them to grow more produce and improve their food safety practices.

Continuing its vow to invest in local U.S. communities, Kubota is awarding each regional winner $100,000 to help revitalize a community project. And the giving keeps going.

Now, each of the five regional winners are put to a national public vote to determine which will be the recipient of an additional $100,000 grant as the Community Choice Winner, doubling their grant dollars. In addition, every voter who participates is entered into a separate sweepstakes* for a chance to win a Kubota BX Series sub-compact tractor or Z200 Series zero turn mower.

Help Kubota keep helping local communities and vote now for the Community Choice Winner by visiting to cast a vote for Hunger Task Force! Voting is open now until August 14, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT.  The community project with the most votes will be announced as the Kubota Community Choice Award winner in September 2023.

National Support for More Local Resources

Each dealer in Kubota’s 1,100-strong dealer network strives to give back and Kubota is helping to further bridge their local relationships by connecting national grant resources to important community projects that make significant local impact.

“Lochen is honored to represent this well-deserved program as Kubota works to give back to projects like these in hometowns across America – communities like ours are the heart and soul of our country and we are proud to deliver on-the-ground support to our local non-profit partners,” says Michael Lochen, of Lochen Equipment. “Family values and treating our customers like family has been at the heart of our business within the community for four generations and over 100 years, and we are excited and honored to partner with The Hunger Task Force to bring this year’s Kubota Hometown Proud Grant and hopefully lots of healthy accessible food to those in-need in Milwaukee.”

The program is now giving you a chance to bring even more funding home to a local community with a great cause. For more information, and for Kubota Hometown Proud Grant Program official rules, visit 

Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader. The organization provides healthy and nutritious food to hungry children, families and seniors in the community absolutely free of charge. Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 by a local advocacy group who then formed Milwaukee’s first food bank. Today, Hunger Task Force is 100% supported by the community and provides a safety net of emergency food with dignity to a network of 75 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Through legislative analysis, education and community organizing, Hunger Task Force continues to advocate for anti-hunger policy at the local, state and federal level. For more information, visit

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 200 Gross hp* performance-matched implements, compact construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact:  Kubota Tractor Corporation, 1000 Kubota Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit


Kubota Hometown Proud Summary

Calling all 501(c)(3) Nonprofits and Municipalities: Enter a community project into the Kubota Hometown Proud Grant ™ Program for a chance to win $100,000 to revitalize a public space. The application process was open March 1 through March 31, 2023, and any community project – from parks and playgrounds to rodeo arenas or community gardens and more – was invited to enter. Five winners were selected to win $100,000. Then, from August 1-14 the public is invited to cast a vote for one of the top five winning projects. The community project with the highest number of votes will be presented with the Kubota Community Choice Award and will receive an additional $100,000 grant in September. Visit to enter.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited. Promotion begins 3/1/23 and ends 9/6/23. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit Sponsor: Kubota Tractor Corporation,1000 Kubota Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051