AgReliant Genetics Celebrates Giving4Good Program By Donating 5,895 Food Items and More Than $8,000 To 18 Local Food Programs

Westfield, IN (December 21, 2018) - This week, AgReliant Genetics’ locations celebrated the launch of the company’s corporate Giving4Good program with a company-wide food drive supporting local food banks, pantries and programs — a first of its kind for the organization.

AgReliant Genetics’ first annual Giving4Good food drive was a success across the company’s research and production locations throughout the United States and Canada. The drive kicked off at all participating locations on Monday, Dec. 10 and the donation efforts culminated Wednesday, Dec. 19 when all 5,895 non-perishable food and paper product items and the company’s $8,002 in cash donations were delivered to 18 food programs throughout their local communities.

“Here at AgReliant Genetics, we are committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees, our contractors, our customers and the communities in which we operate,” says Mark Herrmann, President & CEO. “One way we’re working to bring that core value to life externally is by centering our company-wide charitable giving on three key efforts — serving our customers, preparing tomorrow’s workforce, innovators and leaders by supporting K-12 agricultural education, and addressing food insecurity at both the local level through food drives and donations, and at the global level by investing in research and initiatives that promote sustainable food production for our growing world.”

“This food drive was a great opportunity for us to work together to positively impact our local communities,” says Megan Arnold, Corporate Communications Manager. “The Giving4Good program is definitely a labor of love for us. It is an opportunity to directly influence how we show up and make a difference with customers, our local communities, and maybe even most importantly, each other. We are thankful for the opportunity to be able to give to those less fortunate this holiday season, and I know we are all looking forward to seeing how AgReliant’s Giving4Good program and this annual food drive only continues to expand throughout our communities in the future.”

AgReliant Genetics locations collected food and cash donations for the following local food banks, pantries and programs:

  • Boone Community School District; Boone, Iowa
  • Kankakee Salvation Army Food Bank; Kankakee, Illinois
  • Battle Creek Lions Club Food Pantry; Battle Creek, Nebraska
  • Brimfield Community Food Pantry; Brimfield, Illinois
  • Monticello United Methodist Food Pantry; Monticello, Illinois
  • Chatham-Kent Outreach for Hunger; Chatham, Ontario
  • Taylorville Food Pantry; Taylorville, Illinois
  • Elmwood United Methodist Food Pantry; Elmwood, Illinois
  • Barb City Food Mart; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Caring Center; Lebanon, Indiana
  • Cherokee County Veterans; Cherokee, Iowa
  • Stevens County Food Shelf; Morris, Minnesota
  • Ogden Community Methodist Church Food Pantry; Ogden, Iowa
  • Ovid Lions Club; Ovid, Michigan
  • Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico; Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Fish & Loaves; Lawrenceville, Illinois
  • Wadena Food Shelf; Wadena, Minnesota
  • Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank; Noblesville, Indiana

Headquartered in Westfield, IN, AgReliant Genetics is a leader in seed research, production and quality, focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow. Through its seed brands — AgriGold®, LG Seeds® and PRIDE Seeds® — AgReliant Genetics demonstrates commitment to farmer success by delivering valuable seed solutions, maintaining meaningful relationships and providing an excellent customer experience. Created in 2000 as a joint venture between the international seed groups KWS and Groupe Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S and operates one of the largest research programs in North America. Learn more about AgReliant Genetics and its brands at agreliantgenetics.com or by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter.