Farmers give back in Miami County

Once again this year, Miami County farmers wanted to give back to their community through the Bushels for Hunger program. Bushels for Hunger was started in 2009 when the economy was struggling and farmers in Miami County were looking for a way to help their community.

During harvest season, farmers can choose to donate their bushels of wheat, corn, and soybean crops at the Troy Elevator. After harvest is over for the season, the program donates the price per bushel back to their designated organizations.

On Friday, May 3 Miami County Farm Bureau presented checks to Health Partners Free Clinic of Troy, St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen of Troy, New Path Outreach of Tipp City, and Saint James Food Pantry in Piqua. This year Farm Bureau was able to present over $4300 to these organizations. The food pantries are very appreciative of the help that they receive from the farmers as St. Pat’s Soup Kitchen said they served over 25,000 meals in 2018.

To find out how you can be involved in the Bushels for Hunger program, call the office at 937-335-1471 or e-mail [email protected] .