20140901 - Corn Harvest Food Pantries (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - Kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Farmer John Bartman of Marengo (left) and Gary Christ of Crystal Lake work to load up a truck with burlap sacks each with five dozen ears of sweet corn to be donated to all of the McHenry County food pantrieson Monday, September 1, 2014. The Bartman family has donated 3 acres of his land to be used for the crop. "Last year we were able to give to all the food pantries in the county, and they didn't really need vegetables for two weeks, hopefully we can do that again this year," said Bartman. Around 125 bags of corn were collected this year, with the help of around 20 volunteers, approximately 7,500 ears of corn were collected.