The Andersons support Backpack Programs

Last Updated on December 15, 2020 by United Way of Cass County

SOURCE: News release from United Way of Cass County

United Way of Cass County and the four area food backpack programs are very appreciative of the funding received over the years connected to the 28 acres of corn harvested from the Clymer’s Ethanol plant – The Fields of Promise.

According to the United Way executive director, Chris Armstrong, “This annual funding is a huge help to all four area programs, which include Caston, Lewis Cass, Logansport and Pioneer.”

The Andersons community commitment manager, Julie Payeff said, “The Andersons Fields of Promise have enjoyed a long-standing tradition of support for the program.  We are proud of the Fields of Promise connection to food insecurity – it’s a full circle project – seed to table.  We are thankful for our customer, Dennis Hunt, who helps with the planting and harvesting each year.  We are also grateful for the employees at our Walton facility who take care of the nutrient management details ensuring a healthy crop.”

Armstrong said, “This couldn’t have come at a better time. There is such a big need everywhere right now, even more so than normal. It has been a trying year for so many due to COVID-19. With all of the elementary schools combined, 59% of the students are on free & reduced lunch. Many people are seeking help for the first time in their lives due to this pandemic. We truly appreciate this partnership. They are a very giving and caring company.”