In May, the Cargill Foundation donated $20,000 to support the BackPack Program and Mobile Food Pantries in Schulyer County. The donation will help provide nearly 4,000 packs of food to children and more than 145,000 pounds of food through Mobile Food Pantries.
Keith Klug, Watkins Glen Cargill Plant Manager, submitted the grant to the Cargill Foundation on behalf of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier because the Food Bank’s mission matches the company’s strategic vision for philanthropy and workforce engagement.
“We know the buying power of the Food Bank stretches our dollars a lot farther in our community,” Keith says.
Cargill also encourages employees to volunteer in their communities and the Watkins Glen plant is working to develop opportunities with the Food Bank.
We are grateful for companies like Cargill and for individuals like Keith who support our efforts to build and sustain hunger-free communities throughout the Southern Tier.