Photo Credit Tom Craig

Photo Credit Tom Craig

When the Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour arrives in Centralia on Saturday, fans will not only get to hear their favorite Luke Bryan tunes, they will also have a chance to help local families in need.  

Presenting sponsor Bayer and The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri will be joining forces to tackle hunger, while also raising awareness for America’s farming communities.  Before the concert, Bayer will present a $2,000 grant to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri which will help support one in six adults and one in five children facing food insecurity in The Food Bank’s 32-county service area.

“We’re really thankful for the support we’re receiving from Bayer and the Luke Bryan Farm Tour,” said Lindsay Young Lopez, Executive Director of The Food Bank.  “This gift will go a long way in helping us share food with the more than 100,000 Missourians we serve every month, many of whom live in rural communities.”

This donation is a part of Bayer’s Here’s To The Farmer campaign which aims to celebrate and recognize America’s hard-working farmers.  Throughout this harvest season, Bayer is asking everyone to say “Thank You” to American farmers by sharing #HeresToTheFarmer on social media.  For every share, Bayer will donate a meal* to someone in need through Feeding America®.  Bayer’s goal for the campaign is to donate 1 million meals.

“America’s farmers work hard to give all of us safe, affordable and nutritious food.  But there are many families who don’t know where their next meal will come from.  Bayer is proud to work with The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri to help curb hunger right here in Missouri,” said Ray Kerins, Senior Vice President for Bayer.

Bayer will present the grant to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri at 4:30 p.m. on October 7 at the Bayer Tent near the main entrance to the concert.