4C’s Awarded America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation from Local Saline Co. Farmer
Harrisburg, Illinois (February 6, 2018) –Saline County farmer Steve Johnson directed a $2,500 donation to Christian Community Compassion Center (4C’s) as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
As part of their mission 4C’s will use the funds to help local people with food, shelter and other needs they might have. “The 4C’s is extremely grateful to receive this donation and want to thank Steve and Jill Johnson for directing the donation to us. The 4C’s will use this money to fund our Helping Hands, Food Pantry and Homeless Shelter programs,” said, Patty Carlson, 4C’s Board member and treasurer.
Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.
“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”
To see if a nonprofit in your local community is a 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. You can also learn more about the Grow Communities program by checking out Facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.
About America’s Farmers
The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.