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Cargill Cares Food Bank and the Moniteau County Health Center were each the recipient of a generous donation last week.

Representatives with Cargill toted a hefty check to both locations, awarding each entity $50,000.

The $100,000 donated by Cargill last week is part of the $35 million the company is committing to coronavirus relief and recovery efforts through global and regional partnerships, product donations and employee personal giving.

According to information provided on Cargill's corporate website, the company is working with its nonprofit and NGO partners around the globe to help address food security, health and safety needs, and industry challenges due to the spread of COVID-19. To support communities like California where Cargill plants are located, the company has stated it is focusing its response in four areas: food security and nutrition, health and safety, agriculture community support and food industry support.

"In mid-Missouri, we are working with the Moniteau County Health Department and Cargill Cares Food Bank of Moniteau County to ensure everyone in our community has the resources they need during this unprecedented time," Michael Gengler, general manager of Cargill's California facility, said of the local donations. "We are inspired by the medical professionals, first responders, workers and producers in mid-Missouri who are making sure our essential needs are met."

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