During BEMA's winter summit, the board of directors presented a $100,000 grant to the Grain Foods Foundation (GFF). The donation is in addition to the $1 million pledge that helped establish GFF in 2004.
“The Grain Foods Foundation continues to be a key advocate for the entire baking industry,” said Kerwin Brown, BEMA president and C.E.O. “Its work in correcting and forming public perception of grain-based foods has helped to keep bakers in control of their product line. That's good for the bakers and their suppliers.”
“The Grain Foods Foundation has proven to be an excellent steward,” said Mark Ungashick, BEMA chairman. “What began as a reaction to negative PR for bread has become a very proactive organization dedicated to educating the public in very creative ways.”
Judi Adams, GFF president, and the foundation's board of trustees are pleased with the contribution and continued support of the GFF's programs.
“BEMA has been a huge supporter of GFF since its inception, and we know BEMA will continue to be there financially and in spirit in the future,” Adams said.