Oct 19, 2009 3:00 PM by sleonard

Cargill supports Breaux Bridge community through donations to education programs

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - As part of its longstanding commitment to supporting the communities in which it does business, Cargill announced today it has donated a total of $9,300 to two local education programs.

Funds from Cargill will help send Comeaux High School students, along with other students from the Louisiana Region VI Science & Engineering Fair, to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The fair hosts more than 1,500 students from 48 countries and territories.

Cargill is also continuing to support Newspapers in Education, which supplies newspapers to classrooms in Louisiana in order to improve literacy, enrich lessons and help students develop lifelong reading habits. Funds from Cargill will supply newspapers to classrooms in Breaux Bridge area elementary schools.

"At Cargill, we recognize that our continued success depends on the health and growth of communities," said Keith Guidry, manager of Cargill Salt in Breaux Bridge. "These students are the future of our community, and we're proud to support their education."

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 159,000 people in 68 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit



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