Corn farmers around the country are doing what they can to help their local communities during COVID-19.
Corn farmers in Minnesota are a good example. Chippewa County Corn and Soybean Growers donated pallets of bottled water to its local hospital and its workers who serve many of their county residents on the frontlines.
Freeborn County Corn and Soybean Growers made a $3,000 donation to three of their area Food Shelves.
The producers recognized the financial hardship that many families are under and wanted to help out their local Food Shelves, which are experiencing a much higher demand for their services.
Murray County Corn and Soybean Growers worked with their local restaurants to organize a free lunch for essential workers, as well as people who support the county growers.
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association also got involved by sponsoring an hour of a radio telethon in the Twin Cities to raise funds for Second Harvest Heartland, matching the amount of money raised through the hour, up to a predetermined amount.