Harvest for the Holidays

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Peoria, IL – Midwest Food Bank is honored to partner with WMBD 1470 AM & 100.3 FM and WIRL 1290 AM & 102.7 FM for the 8th annual Harvest for the Holidays campaign. Last year area Farm Bureaus, Sponsors, and the stations’ Agri-Business Department raised over $28,000 for Peoria’s Midwest Food Bank. This year the goal has grown to $80,000. Midwest Food Bank is a privately funded volunteer organization that supplies food for children and families in need through over 275 community based non-profits in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky. Midwest Food Bank is also active in providing disaster relief and supplies food to alleviate hunger internationally.

“We are excited that this campaign allows locally grown agricultural products to be used in our Tender Mercies feeding program,” said Larry Herman, Midwest Food Bank. “Local volunteers package rice, beans, soy protein and fortified chicken flavoring to improve the quality of life for nutritionally insecure children and families. Tender Mercies is feeding thousands of children and families through backpack programs, township pantries and homeless shelters.”

The Harvest for the Holidays campaign is an opportunity for farmers to donate 10 or more bushels of corn or soybeans to participating grain elevators during the harvest season. Donated grain will be sold on the cash grain market in December. Community members are also invited to participate by donating online at Peoria.midwestfoodbank.org.  All proceeds will benefit the Midwest Food Bank’s food distribution efforts. 

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Grain Elevator Locations

Elevator

Location

Briney Bros. LLC

Astoria

Western Grain Marketing, LLC

Rushville

CHS Grain

Pekin

ADM Grain Company

Henry

ADM Grain Company

Lacon

ADM Grain Company

Havana

Cargill, Inc.

Spring Valley

Cargill, Inc.

Hennepin

Farmers Elev. Co./Biggs-Easton

Easton

Rickett Grain Co.

Forest City

The Farmers Grain & Coal Co.

Mason City

East Lincoln Farmers Grain

Lincoln

Ag Land FS Inc.

Williamsfield

Ag Land FS Inc.

Green Valley

Ag Land FS Inc.

Elmwood

Ag Land FS Inc.

Pekin

Akron Services, Inc.

Brimfield

Akron Services, Inc.

Edelstein

Monica Elevator Co.

Princeville

McNabb Grain Co.

McNabb

Rumbold & Kuhn, Inc.

Toulon

Rumbold & Kuhn, Inc.

Wyoming

Rumbold & Kuhn, Inc.

Putnam

Encompass Grain Elevator

Delavan

Encompass Grain Elevator

Delavan

Encompass Grain Elevator

New Holland

Tremont Co-op Grain Co.

Pekin

Bell Enterprises, Inc.

Deer Creek

Roth Grain Co., Inc.

Morton

Ruff Brothers Grain Company

Lowpoint

Ruff Brothers Grain Company

Minonk

Ruff Brothers Grain Company

Toluca

Ruff Brothers Grain Company

Gridley

Roanoke Farmers Association

Roanoke

Roanoke Farmers Association

Benson

Roanoke Farmers Association

Morton

Farmers Coop Assn. of Varna

Varna