DAUPHIN COUNTY FARMER DIRECTS DONATION TO BETHESDA MISSION
On: February 29, 2016 Filed Under: Member News
Bethesda Mission has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Earl Campbell of Dauphin County. The donation will help the organization to continue their fight against rural hunger as they provide 1,500 food bags every month in 8 different counties to those in need.
Stated Mr. Campbell, “I have been a supporter of Bethesda Mission for a number of years. The organization does excellent work in reaching out to the less fortunate. I am very happy to designate Bethesda Mission as the recipient of this grant to further the work that they are already involved in, reaching thousands of people in need throughout the year with their monthly food bag distributions.”
For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.