‘Cans for Corn’ crop helps fill Grand Forks food shelf
Sproule Farms’ “Cans for Corn” event in Grand Forks, N.D. returned for another year and an early harvest in 2017. The annual exchange of freshly picked sweet corn for a donation of food or cash raised thousands of pounds of food and nearly $1,300 for the Grand Forks Salvation Army food shelf.
“It is such a great community event for us. It’s become an annual tradition for many and once again it was a great success,” explained Lieutenant Matthew Beatty. “The event brought in 3,225 pounds of food and $1,297.”
This is the fifth year for the fundraiser. Anyone who gave a nonperishable food item or made a cash donation received a dozen ears of sweet corn from Sproule Farms.
“We started it for two reasons. One to help out the people in our community that are in need. Everything goes to The Salvation Army,” explained Steve Ficocello of Sproule Farms when he was interviewed during a broadcast with WDAZ-TV. “The other reason is just to bring the community together and enjoy an event like this.”
The event was held at the cornfield on the corner of South Washington and 40th Ave. South on Sept. 6-7.
“Thanks so much to everybody who makes this event a success,” said Lt. Beatty. “We’re already looking forward to next year’s harvest.”