Huntington County farmer receives gift for Open Door soup kitchen in Huntington

Celebrating a $2,500 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to the Open Door soup kitchen in Huntington are (front row from left) Andrew Lopshire, Sue Christman, Deb Osterholt, Jerry Osterholt and Cindy Johnson; and (back row from left) Tony Little, John Buhler, Mike Bracht and Annette Little.
Celebrating a $2,500 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to the Open Door soup kitchen in Huntington are (front row from left) Andrew Lopshire, Sue Christman, Deb Osterholt, Jerry Osterholt and Cindy Johnson; and (back row from left) Tony Little, John Buhler, Mike Bracht and Annette Little. Photo provided.

Jerry Osterholt, a farmer from Huntington County, recently received an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation for the Open Door soup kitchen in Huntington.

As part of their mission the Open Door will use the funds to purchase food and supplies to prepare and deliver meals to those in need in the community.

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to non-profit organizations. Sponsored by the Bayer Fund, the program provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to the nonprofit of their choice.

Open Door began in 1998 and serves more than 400 meals delivered to elderly, homebound, handicapped and others in need who are confined to their homes. More than 100 volunteers serve with the ministry.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Communities program has given more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.