Syngenta Crop Protection made a $500 donation to the McPherson County Food Bank through Weeding Out Hunger, a hunger-relief campaign based on grower purchases of Halex GT corn herbicide, on behalf of Marcia Williams of McPherson.
Williams won the donation in a raffle held during the annual American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers convention held in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month, which she attended.
"I was so excited to learn I had won this donation for my local food bank," said Williams, who has volunteered at the McPherson County Food Bank for almost 25 years. "It will go a long way to help us feed the hungry in our community as we have to buy more and more food to supplement donations."
In 2010, Syngenta donated $100,000 of Halex GT sales to 78 food banks in 24 states through the Weeding out Hunger campaign. In 2011, corn growers can again join the fight to weed out hunger simply by purchasing Halex GT corn herbicide. A portion of sales, up to $100,000, will be donated to food banks to help alleviate hunger in local communities.