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Progressive Industries Sheltered Workshop Receives Grant

Pemiscot Progressive Industries in Hayti recently received a $2,500 grant from the Bayer Fund with America’s Farmers Growing Communities.

Pemiscot County farmers Bobby and Sandy Ketchum directed the funds through the grant program. Workshop Executive Director Angela Hudgens said the Progressive Industries will use the funds to help provide employees with hot lunches, a unique and important program.

“We are one of the only sheltered workshops in Missouri to provide meals free of charge to their employees,” Angela explained. “You can imagine the cost of feeding approximately 30 people snacks and lunch five days a week. So this award is definitely an honor and a blessing to receive.”

The 10-year-old America’s Farmers Grow Communities program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,5000 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.  

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