July 13, 2012
When people think of John Deere they may conjure up an image of people out on the farm or individuals mowing their lawns, but the company is much more than an equipment manufacturer and provider.
People who have used John Deere equipment to help with their farming operations understand how important theirwork is to the greater good, but many Americans do not realize that these crops may actually be what ends up ontheir dinner tables.
The process of the food going from the soil to the table is not one that many care to examine, but they certainly reapthe benefits of the advances that have been made in agriculture. These have led to cheaper food, more options while shopping and availability of certain items that had previously not been offered in certain areas of the country.
John Deere and the evolution of its technology and farm equipment have played a pivotal role in bringing people food, and the company’s work extends beyond the fields and dealerships.
The equipment manufacturer is not only concerned with putting food on the tables of the average American who can afford a meal, but John Deere employees often help those who cannot feed themselves and their families through charity work.
WDAY TV Fargo reported that John Deere Electronics Solutions Employees are doing their part to help children who are hungry, as each week, 20-to-25 employees from the company will fill 500 backpacks full of food. This program will go on for 12 weeks, or the entirety of a summer school session.
According to the news outlet, this new program, done with the United Way and Great Plains Food Bank, emerged as a way to feed children who are unable to get lunch like they were during the active school year. The work done by the John Deere employees and charity workers helps to provide these kids with food that will get them through the day.
“We started looking at what’s the best way to reach those students,” said one of the Food Bank directors, noting theimportance of such a program. “How can we reach them if they aren’t coming to summer school, if they are not enrolled in an after-school activity of some sort.”
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