DULUTH, GEORGIA, US — The AGCO Agriculture Foundation is expanding its COVID-19 Aid Program to support four non-profit organizations in North America.

The COVID-19 Aid Program has committed $500,000 in funding to non-profit organizations since its launch last month. The amount of grant funding in North America is $78,300, and the funds will be used in communities where AGCO’s customers, dealers, suppliers and employees live and work.

“The AGCO Agriculture Foundation is committed to making long-term impacts in our vulnerable communities as the presence of COVID-19 calls for ongoing support,” said Metti Richenhagen, managing director, AGCO Agriculture Foundation. “We are proud to provide local funding to support local resources and initiatives to help people in North America who are impacted by the pandemic and economic uncertainty.”

Each non-profit organization will utilize the donation differently to provide the greatest impacts to their communities. The recipients include:

  • Feeding America, $52,200 across six locations.
  • Flint River Fresh, $8,700.
  • Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation, $8,700.
  • Peoria Area Food Bank, $8,700.

“AGCO’s mission is to support farmers and ranchers across North America in any way we can,” said Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager of AGCO North America. “We firmly believe that the agriculture industry is essential, and our top priority is maintaining access to food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic fight.”