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Families in need receive farmer donation

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:18 a.m. CDT
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Maple Park farmer John Biddle won $2,500 from America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to donate to the nonprofit of his choice. He chose the Maple Park Family Fund.

MAPLE PARK – Kane County farmer John Biddle has directed a $2,500 donation to the Maple Park Family Fund. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help fund the wish lists of local families and children. Wish lists include winter coats, snow pants, hats, gloves and clothes, gas and food gift cards, and medicine. The group also helps purchase school supplies for kids, and fills homes with sheets, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene supplies.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 39 states.

“Maple Park is a small town and there are plenty of people in need,” said Biddle. ”It’s wonderful to be able to give back to my community.” 

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Maple Park Family Fund, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations. 

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, visit growcommunities.com.

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