When American Crystal Sugar Co. of Moorhead, Minnesota, recently donated money to help with much needed flood relief efforts in Louisiana, it was one of the latest examples of sugar producers coming together to help people in need, the American Sugar Alliance said.
"American Crystal recognizes their kinship with Louisiana's sugarcane industry and wanted to help our state in its recovery from the August 2016 flood," Jim Simon, head of the Louisiana-based American Sugar Cane League, said. "Their genuine concern is indicative of just how tightly knit America's sugar farmers are. Whether its sugarcane farmers from the south or beet farmers in the north, we are always concerned when there is a life-changing event in our communities."
The flooding in Louisiana caused 4 feet of water to destroy a Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank warehouse and 570,000 pounds of food. The American Sugar Cane League, Domino Sugar, Imperial Sugar, and Louisiana Sugar Refining came together to donate 12,000 pounds of sugar to the warehouse.
This week, Michigan Sugar and United Way supplied 40 Michigan food banks with 15,000 pounds of sugar.
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