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Grain Processing Corporation Contributes $10,000 to Youth First

WASHINGTON, Indiana (August 19, 2019) – Youth First, Inc., an Evansville, Indiana program that works to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy behaviors in students is the beneficiary of a $10,000 donation by Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) in Washington, Indiana.

Youth First partners with Indiana school districts located in Daviess, Martin and Pike Counties to embed social workers, mentors and prevention coaches in school buildings to help students at risk for substance abuse, suicide, violence and harmful behaviors.

GPC is a subsidiary company of Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa.

“When GPC first heard about the presence of Youth First in our local schools and the positive work they do, it was an easy decision to get on board with our support,” said GPC Plant Manager John Dudenhoeffer. “Youth First social workers are in nearly all of the area schools where GPC employees’ children or grandchildren attend. This is one way we can help support those families and the many challenges facing our youth today.”

“GPC’s investment is critical to achieving Youth First’s mission. Working together, we can protect and heal the hearts of more young people and their families in these counties,” said Youth First, Inc. President & CEO Parri O. Black in a press release.

Read about this event in the Washington Times Herald: Click here.

About Kent Corporation

Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa (USA) is a diversified, family-owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds, and the manufacture of food and beverage products. Kent Corporation is owned by the Kent family and led by third generation family member, Gage A. Kent. Kent serves customers across the world and employs approximately two thousand people in its 23 locations across 13 states and three countries.