Iowa Fertilizer gives 10K to local food pantries

Employees with the Iowa Fertilizer Co. stand with Lin Cramer (center) board president of the North Lee County Food Pantry. IFC staff generated $10,000 to go to area food pantries. Courtesy photo.


WEVER – For the second consecutive year, Iowa Fertilizer Company and its employees are donating thousands of dollars to the St. Vincent’s De Paul Food Pantry in Burlington and the Lee County Food Pantry in Fort Madison.

Through employee donations and the company’s matching contribution, $10,000 will be split between the two organizations to help better ensure families in southeast Iowa have access to food and other supplies this holiday season.

“Iowa Fertilizer Company and our employees are committed to supporting organizations that are driving community improvement efforts throughout the region,” said Darrell Allman, Iowa Fertilizer Company’s Managing Director. “I would like to thank our team members for generously donating to the food pantries in Burlington and Fort Madison and encourage our entire community to continue supporting local charitable efforts that enhance the lives of those in need.”

To help raise money for the donation, eleven Iowa Fertilizer Company employees worked with nearly 50 local vendors and contractors to secure items for a silent auction. The employees included: Matthew Baumert, Kathy Dye, Lori Greene, Eric Greene, Jill Lenahan, Diane Kaltefleiter, Larry Rasmussen, Katy Salvador, Jim Uppena, Hugh Vandegriff, and Mike Wendland. Businesses that donated were from both Lee and Des Moines counties.

Iowa Fertilizer Company is a leader in the fertilizer industry. The plant in Wever, Iowa, is the first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer facility constructed in the United States in more than 25 years. Utilizing its state-of-the-art production, industry-leading technology, and environmentally sustainable processes, Iowa Fertilizer Company helps provide farmers in Iowa and around the country with a stable, domestic supply of fertilizer. For more information, visit Iowa Fertilizer Company at

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