Provides produce for local food pantries
Madrid, IA – The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a $2,000 donation to Iowa Gardening for Good located in Madrid, IA. Iowa Gardening for Good mission is to grow nutritious local vegetables to donate to food pantries throughout Central Iowa. Local volunteers such as elementary school classes, families, and corporate groups visit the farm to get meaningful and hands-on agriculture experience.
“This donation will be utilized for inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, and other materials needed to grow the vegetable crop.” stated Tracy Blackmer with Iowa Gardening for Good.
On Friday, May 13, 2022, Gary Moritz, NEW Communication Director, representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation and the Land O Lakes Foundation, presented the donation check to Blackmer.
About NEW Cooperative, Inc. & the NEW Cooperative Foundation
NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to over 8,000 members throughout their 60 locations in Iowa.
The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.