DeKALB – For the second year, Ben Drake planted sweet corn at the county corn plots and sold it with the intention of donating the proceeds to a local food charity.
From July through September, Drake sold 6,000 ears of sweet corn, provided by Beck’s Seed, and collected $1,500 from his Sycamore farm stand. Drake, a director of the DeKalb County Corn & Soybean Growers, turned the sales money over to the commodity organization, which then donated it to Feed’em Soup.
Drake presented the check to Feed’em Soup volunteer Noelle Stanbery. Feed’em Soup Community Project offers meals to those in need every Wednesday evening. It also operates a food pantry and clothing closet for its guests.
Stanbery was grateful for the donation from the Corn & Soybean Growers and said the money will be used to buy nutritious food for families in the community.