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Iowa Corn Announces $25,000 Matching Grant to the Food Bank of Iowa

June 9, 2020 | Press Releases

Iowa Corn has partnered with the Food Bank of Iowa to raise funds towards feeding and supporting Iowans. Iowa Corn will provide a matching grant up to $25,000 with a goal to raise at least $25,000 and then match those contributions equating to a goal of $50,000 for the Iowa Corn Team. This would provide over 200,000 meals of corn-fed meat, dairy, and eggs to Iowans across the state. We encourage anyone who wants to support those in need of meals as well as farmers to join the Iowa Corn Team and donate.  Food donations are always critical but even more so now during COVID-19. The Food Bank of Iowa is proud to serve hungry Iowans across 55 counties in our state.

“Farmers are dedicated to feeding people. Here in Iowa, we are number one in corn production that goes to livestock feed, ethanol fuel, and over 4,000 everyday products. Iowa Corn farmers want to help feed hungry Iowans, and provide education on all products made from corn,” said Roger Zylstra, Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) President and farmer from Lynnville. “ICPB works to develop new uses for corn, create market demand for corn in all forms as well as educate consumers about corn and the farmers who grow it. Sharing our farms and creating awareness on food origin is why we are proud to support the Food Bank of Iowa as they continue to combat hunger. Please help to feed our fellow Iowans by donating to the Food Bank of Iowa as part of the Iowa Corn Team.”

In addition to establishing a team, Iowa Corn donated 5,000 shopping bags to the Food Bank of Iowa to assist in safely distributing meals across the state.  

“Corn grown in Iowa benefits our entire state whether it’s feeding livestock and fueling cars or being enjoyed on the tables of our friends and neighbors,” said Michelle Book, president and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa. “We are so grateful for everything Iowa Corn does to support our state and for this generous gift that encourages others to get involved.”

To learn more about the Iowa Corn fundraiser and to donate, visit give.foodbankiowa.org/teams/13796-iowa-corn?ref=1&uid=447024

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a 7,500-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.   

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