The Nelson Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Nelson family, which privately owns and operates Kemin Industries, announced today a $50,000 donation to the Food Bank of Iowa to assist with feeding food insecure Iowans during the coronavirus pandemic, which has created more populations in need of additional support during this unprecedented situation. “As a family company that produces ingredients to protect the world’s food supply, when a global crisis arrives in our backyard, it is our responsibility to lend support to those most in need,” said Mary Nelson, co-founder of Kemin. “We hope this donation encourages other companies and foundations to continue to support their local communities and those most vulnerable due to COVID-19.” The Nelson Foundation’s gift has been designated to go directly toward meal programs. According to the Food Bank of Iowa, for every $1,000 the nonprofit receives, it can feed up to 4,000 people. With this donation, about 200,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Iowans.