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.

Oh shucks, our 2019 season is over. However, we are already taking orders for 2020 because we’re definitely growing corn again! For every dozen ears of sweetcorn you buy, we donate another dozen to organizations that address food insecurity and related issues, 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!

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.


Brigham’s family farm is located north of Atlantic. She and her siblings grew and sold sweetcorn growing up.


Erin is an Associate Provost at Drake University who cares about making a difference. Erin is a lawyer and loves a good project.


Sweet corn, please!

Order or donate sweet corn for Summer 2020 now!

With every dozen purchased, we donate another dozen to those in need. We deliver sweet corn to locations in Des Moines and Western Iowa in late July and early August.

You will be sent a confirmation email with your bill within five business days.

Please allow ten business days for mug delivery.

The mug below comes as a thank-you gift for a “Super Sweet Donation.” It features artwork by Corn for a Cause Co-Founder Erin Lain.