Grain has many uses, ranging from multiple human food products, ethanol production to livestock feed. Iowa and other neighboring states have given grain internationally in times of disasters and drought, and now the American Red Cross is accepting grain donations to financially support its efforts in Iowa.
The American Red Cross serves Iowa with 5 pillar services: securing and distributing a safe blood supply, Health and Safety courses (First Aid, CPR, Swim Safety, Babysitting, etc.,) domestic disaster response, Services to the Armed Forces, and international disaster relief. Grain donations (the financial value of) will support the Iowa Region American Red Cross in providing these valuable services.
For more information on the Gift of Grain program, contact Bryce Sitter at the American Red Cross, Central Iowa Chapter at 1-515-246-6307 or via email.