On Monday, October 15, Didion employees delivered close to $5,000 in donated items to the Bread Basket Community Food Pantry located at the First Presbyterian Church in Cambria, Wis.
With the holidays around the corner, the need for food and other household items in the community is even greater. Lee and JoAnn Vaughn, organizers of the food pantry, welcomed Didion employees to the church on Monday to accept the donations. Donated items included non-perishable foods, toiletries, paper products, and gift cards.
In an effort to create camaraderie and some friendly competition, the entire company split up into teams and were challenged to see which team could gather the most pantry items. Teams had a month to gather as many items as they could. Some teams even reached out to the community to get involved, including area farmers who left donations while driving through Didion’s Raw Corn Processing Facility.
This was a great way to come together as a company, but most importantly help so many families in their time of need,” said Chris Johnson, Executive Assistant at Didion and an organizer of the event. “In the end, the food pantry is the real winner!”
Didion is a family-owned agricultural processing business located in Wisconsin’s heartland. A proprietary milling process allows Didion to select the best elements of each corn kernel for food processing, utilizing the remainder for homegrown biofuel. Nurtured with nearly 45 years of passion and technologies, Didion offers a full array of corn products, including brans, flours, grits, meals, pregelatinized ingredients, whole grain, and famine-relief aid. In addition, Didion’s research and development team helps customize products to meet customer-specific requirements.