A Minnesota-based anti-hunger group has coordinated the delivery of more than 600,000 pounds of sweet corn to hunger-relief organizations in ten states.
In a pilot program, Minneapolis-based Hunger-Free Minnesota partnered with Cargill, General Mills, Supervalu and Seneca Foods Corp. to harvest and deliver the corn, according to a Hunger-Free Minnesota news release.
The corn became available for donation when crops in Western Minnesota ripened faster than they could be processed in early September.
Seneca Corp. arranged to have the crop harvested and transported from fields in Renville County to a Cargill grain storage facility in Savage, Minn.
Cargill workers, volunteering their time, assembled cartons and packed the corn for shipment by refrigerated truck to food banks. Supervalu supplied the trucks.