Carlyn Blake, Development Manager of the Idaho Food Bank explained their mission during these times of great challenge: “To have such a great donation, a full truckload of fresh ears of corn is going to mean a whole lot. You know when this pandemic hit we committed to distributing 30-percent more food, which is about 2-million in additional pounds of food. And this is it, we are on pace to do that and this helps us to provide nutritious and fresh corn to Idaho families that are in need.”
“It is helping the pandemic because there is a need for food,” said Durrant. “This is a way we can provide a healthy meal to Idahoans. Sweet corn is coming off real good and that's why we have a lot of sweetcorn and we’re selling more at our roadside stand. But with better yield, we still had some extra. Instead of letting it go to waste, we decided to donate it.”
Durrant and the farm took a big hit on the corn, lost money but profited by helping others.