Support for your family and others struggling with the impact of cancer can be found in the fields of Rio Creek.
The Andy Barta Legacy Charitable Fund was established three years ago after its namesake passed away from a battle with colon cancer in 2018. His wife Allison, moved by the support her family received in the wake of his passing, established the fund to pay it forward to other Kewaunee County families going through their own battles with cancer. Through several generous gifts and fundraisers, the Andy Barta Legacy Charitable Fund has been able to donate thousands of dollars to local families. Allison says the requests for help through their Facebook page ebbs and flows, admitting that some of the families they serve are too proud to ask for help, and she finds out about them through the grapevine. The fund donates money and gift cards to the families to help with groceries, gas, and other expenses. Allison appreciates the support her family and the charity still receive, saying it shows that Andy is still relevant in people’s lives and they believe in the work they are trying to do in his honor.
Andy’s love for agriculture shines through two annual fundraisers the Andy Barta Legacy Charitable Fund holds. This weekend, the fund will have a sweet corn sale, and on September 17th, they will return to Rio Creek Feed Mill for its pumpkin sale. All proceeds from the two sales go to the Andy Barta Legacy Charitable Fund so Allison and her family can provide even more assistance to Kewaunee County families affected by cancer. You can click on the links above for more information about the events.
Picture courtesy of the Andy Barta Legacy Charitable Fund