Local farmer supports Lincoln County through America’s Farmers Grow Communities
Bread for Life Food Pantry will now be able to better serve the community, thanks to the support of local farmer, Faye Pavelka, 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 the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.
Lincoln County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Pavelka the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. Pavelka selected the Bread for Life Food Pantry to receive both donations.
The food pantry will use the donation to purchase food and help others pay for rent and utilities.
“Being a winner in Grow Communities feels great,” Pavelka said. “The food pantry really needs this money and knowing I will be able to help them with this donation, just made my day.”
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.
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