Hopkinscounty farmers check(l-r) Bill Smith, Director; Philip McCoy; Dorothy Roberts, Donator; Kenneth Roberts, Donator; Rae Ballard, Board Member. (Photo Taylor Riley/SurfKY News)
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/12/14) – Supporting local communities is the focus of international sustainable agriculture company Monsanto, but it is also the goal of Hopkins County farmers, Dorothy and Kenneth Roberts.

The Roberts' donated the $2,500 check they received from Monsanto, as part of a giving-back program, to the Hopkins County Christian Food Bank Tuesday.

Monsanto serves 39 states in the U.S., helping over 80,000 local farmers.

The company donates funds to connect farmers to their community, and annually, a farmer from each of 1,289 counties in the service area is awarded money and may donate it to a program with critical need in their community.

"We thought people were more hungry than anything," said Kenneth Roberts, a third generation farmer.

The Food Bank has been in operation for 32 years and is run completely on donations from local vendors, private benefactors, and volunteers.

The $2500 donation will be used to continue to help several families in the Hopkins County area; approximately 70 families have already been helped this week.

For more information on how to donate to the Hopkins County Christian Food Bank, call (270) 825-8296.

Visit Monsanto online for more information.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

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