The idea behind this program is to grow an acre of sweet corn to share. Share it and do some good in your community. Monsanto offered to provide the seed if the farmer would take care of the rest and do some good with it.
|Beautiful baby corn plants!|
|The GMO sweet corn is on the left.|
|Fresh picked corn headed to the food bank|
Check out this interactive map by Feeding America to see what food insecurity rates are in your back yard. http://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2013/overall/california.
It was so rewarding to get to drop off fresh food to people who need it!
|Some friends stopped by to get corn and helped pick some extra boxes for the food bank.|
This was a really rewarding project. We are thinking about doing it again. We have friends in other parts of the country who are selling fresh corn and donating the proceeds. This allows the food banks to use the money for whatever their needs may be. With our food bank only open two days a week, this may be the better option. We have almost a year to decide but it sure has us thinking about hunger in our community and how we can help.
We really thank Monsanto for providing the corn seed!