CHS Country Operations locations across the United States have been delivering checks to local food banks in May as part of the 2017 CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive.
Through the generosity of farmers, ranchers and CHS employees, more than $725,000 and nearly 610,000 pounds of food are headed to rural families in need, thanks to the CHS Harvest for Hunger drive organized by Country Operations.
Since the program’s launch in 2011, more than $4.7 million and 3.4 million pounds of food have been raised. Donations and additional contributions by CHS will be going to food shelves and other charitable organizations in the local communities served by CHS. CHS business units across the United States, from Illinois to Washington, participated in the 2017 Harvest for Hunger drive held March 1-20. People gathered at community fundraising dinners and employees bravely accepted pies in the face, just a few of the ways money was raised to help those who face hunger every day.
“Every year, our CHS Country Operations locations come up with fun and engaging activities to gather their communities together to raise money for our CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign,” says Lynden Johnson, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations. “Hunger is a reality for many in our communities, and we want to help those in need put food on the table. Through CHS Harvest for Hunger, we can make a difference.”