Cooperative spirit

Cenex® brand celebrates communities across rural America

Volunteer firefighters from the Sterling, Kan., fire department accepting a $5,000 check from Cenex

The Sterling, Kan., volunteer fire department accepts a $5,000 grant from Cenex® in honor of the town’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July. The fire department will use the money to purchase an all-terrain vehicle that can reach areas traditional fire trucks cannot access during rescues. ​

Sep 10, 2019

In 2019, the Cenex® brand established the Hometown Pride grant program to celebrate the unique stories found across communities that Cenex locations call home.

Cenex retailers were asked, What makes your community unique? Responses included famous landmarks, attractions and cultural traditions.  

Chosen submissions received a $5,000 community contribution from CHS to be used toward the subject of the story or by an organization for community improvements. “Cenex has a long-standing history of serving communities across rural America and this is a great way to celebrate our Cenex retailers and the communities they serve,” says Mark Vanderlinde, advertising and brand manager for Cenex.  

From honoring the 100th anniversary in the pheasant hunting capital of the world in Redfield, S.D., to helping create a playground that’s accessible to children of all abilities in Hays, Kan., Hometown Pride helps enrich communities across the 19-state Cenex footprint.  

In total, CHS will give $100,000 to local causes in 2019-2020. For a full list of winners, visit the Cenex Hometown Pride website.