Local farmer supports Clinton County non-profit organizations
MARTINSVILLE – Operation: Thank You and Your Father’s Soup Kitchen will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmer Corey Brock and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.
Clinton County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Brock the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. He selected Operation: Thank You and Your Father’s Soup Kitchen. Operation: Thank You will use the funds to purchase and ship special-requested items for troops serving overseas, such as microwaves, coffee pots, blankets and pillows.
Your Father’s Soup Kitchen will use the funds to continue the food service it runs for the community by allowing them to purchase more products to feed the needy.
“I’m a big supporter of troops overseas,” said Brock. “They need all the help we can give them and really appreciate our efforts. As for the soup kitchen, we have many people struggling in our community, and they too, could use all the help they can get.” Brock made the check presentation to the two organizations recently.
This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought.
In Ohio $160,000 is being given across 64 counties.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America.
For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, visit growcommunities.com.
Learn more about the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.