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Bayer CropScience Staff to Serve Lunch at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen on Dec. 9

Bayer CropScience to Donate $7,500 to Downtown Raleigh Nonprofit

Research Triangle Park, NC, November 24, 2010 --( Bayer CropScience (, one of the world’s most innovative companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced that members of its staff will prepare and serve lunch at The Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, located at the Church of the Good Shepherd on 121 Hillsborough St. in downtown Raleigh, on Thursday, Dec. 9. In addition to serving and preparing the meal, the company will present The Shepherd’s Table with an annual donation, this year totaling $7,500. Bayer CropScience staff participates in four workdays at The Shepherd’s Table each year and Dr. Jack Boyne, director of communications, has served on the board of directors at the soup kitchen for many years.

On its first operational day in June 1980, The Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen volunteers served 27 hungry people. Today, the organization regularly serves meals to more than 300 people each day, Monday through Friday. The kitchen feeds men, women, and children of every faith and every ethnic group, no questions asked. It takes 200 volunteers and about 125,000 pounds of food each year to feed the hungry at The Shepherd’s Table.

“At Bayer CropScience, we are committed to supporting the Triangle community however we can,” said Boyne. “Whether it’s volunteering at a middle school girls’ leadership camp or serving food to the homeless in downtown Raleigh, we are proud to support these wonderful organizations that do so much for our community. The Shepherd’s Table feeds hundreds of people each day using a dedicated team of volunteers. Bayer CropScience is proud to be part of that effort.”

“A lot of companies would like to help, but Bayer CropScience not only encourages its employees to volunteer, but they give their employees the time off and the venue for them to actually get involved and give back,” said Tamara Gregory, executive director of Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen. “I think it says a lot about an employer and how they feel about their staff and the community around them.”

- Bayer CropScience volunteers will begin to prepare food at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon.

- For more information regarding the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, visit

Aboput Bayer CropScience:
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:


This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Brittney Storm
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

Beth Roden
Bayer CropScience
(919) 549-2030
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