Welcome to Corn for a Cause! We love sweetcorn! We grow it, sell it, and donate it to those who might not otherwise have access to this delicious, Iowa-grown vegetable.

Back by popular demand, we’re offering the chance to gift sweet corn this winter. For every dozen ears of sweetcorn you gift, we donate another dozen to organizations that address food insecurity, such as local food pantries. Click here to see a few places we’ve donated.

You can also help us make fresh corn available by:

  • Visiting us at the farm to pick corn! Picking with your friends, coworkers, community members is a fulfilling experience. We’ve groups looking for a volunteer opportunity—St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic and Grinnell College Alumni from Central Iowa have both joined us, for example. Contact us to schedule a group signup time.
  • Making a donation to our organization. Your dollars help us grow and deliver fresh corn to those who might not otherwise enjoy the summer taste of sweet corn. Thank you!

Why corn?

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Know that delicious sweet crunch of fresh sweetcorn? So do we! And we want to share that joy with others. What’s more, sweetcorn is a healthy vegetable that grows like crazy in Iowa, and is simple to prepare. Lastly, we enjoy spending time at Brigham’s family farm and wanted to make a difference locally. Join us in making healthy, local food accessible to everyone. Visit us at the farm. Pick corn, enjoy corn, donate corn.

Who We Are

Corn for a Cause is is a nonprofit located in Western Iowa just a few miles off of Interstate 80.

Corn for a Cause is run by Brigham Hoegh and Erin Lain.

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Brigham’s family farm is located north of Atlantic. She and her siblings grew and sold sweetcorn growing up. Brigham manages Atlantic’s weekly farmers’ market, Produce in the Park, and fall sister market, Harvest Market. Brigham also serves as Cass County Wellness Coordinator.

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Erin is an Associate Provost for Campus Equity and Inclusion at Drake University. Erin is a lawyer and loves a good project.