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Beginning in June , GROWMARK System employees , members , and customers can make financial donations to the GROWMARK Foundation which will go directly to providing Tender Mercies to Ukraine . Every dollar donated provides four servings . The GROWMARK Foundation is also offering a dollar-fordollar match for the first $ 5,000 donated through the program .
“ This is a specific point in history when we have the opportunity to live out our noble purpose ‘ to help feed and fuel the world ,’” said Ann Kafer , GROWMARK Executive Vice President , HR and Corporate Services . “ Partnering with Midwest Food Bank to get highprotein , easy to use food into Ukraine through reputable partners is a blessing and squarely in line with who we are as an agricultural cooperative system . It was an easy ‘ yes ’ for GROWMARK ,
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and something I ’ m proud to support personally as well . While everyone gives in their own ways , if anyone is looking for an impactful way to support people in Ukraine , please consider this effort .”
Donations can be made online by scanning the QR code below or by mailing a check made out to GROWMARK Foundation to GROWMARK Foundation , c / o Karen Jones , 1701 Towanda Avenue , Bloomington , IL 61701 .
The Midwest Food Bank has partnered with several organizations providing direct food relief to Ukrainians in the form of Tender Mercies . Tender Mercies are high protein , vitamin fortified , shelf stable food packets that require only water to prepare . Every dollar donated through this program provides four servings of Tender Mercies .
• The GROWMARK Foundation will accept financial donations of any amount which will be sent directly to Midwest Food Bank for Ukraine food relief . We can accept checks , cash , or now electronic payments at www . bit . ly / GROWMARKFoundation or scan the QR code .
• The first $ 5,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar by The GROWMARK Foundation !
• Anyone can donate , you do not have to be a GROWMARK System employee or patron .
• Donations will be accepted through August 31 , 2022 .

Thank you for helping !

Please join The GROWMARK Foundation and Midwest Food Bank in providing Relief for Ukraine !

The GROWMARK Foundation is a 501 ( c ) 3 organization as recognized by the IRS . Please consult your tax professional for details on how this may benefit your personal situation .