Garden for Good
Starting in 2019, WCI is partnering with the Food Bank of Iowa to help food-insecure Iowans. WCI will grow and donate at least 10,000 pounds of sweet potatoes from its “Garden for Good” at the Country Life Center. Through its network in 55 Iowa counties, the Food Bank will distribute the produce to Iowans who really need it. 1 out of every 8 Iowans is food insecure, and the amount of fresh produce available to this group is limited. With our long history of producing sustainably-grown produce, WCI is in a unique position to help meet this critical need.
“Iowans struggling with food insecurity have a lot of trouble getting access to fresh, nutritious produce, due to its cost. When WCI donates sweet potatoes to the Food Bank of Iowa, they’re helping us ensure that our neighbors in need can maintain a wholesome diet.” –Emily Shearer, Food Bank of Iowa