Local, regional food shelves to receive nearly $400,000 through CHS Harvest for Hunger
Katie Woodbury, location manager for Dakota Agronomy Partners, an agronomy joint venture between CHS SunPrairie, Border Ag and Energy, and Enerbase, helped set out desserts for a build-your-own burger bar and silent auction organized by CHS SunPrairie in Bowbells, N.D. to raise funds for CHS Harvest for Hunger.
CHS employees at CHS ag retail locations across the country worked with farmers, ranchers, community members and organizations to donate nearly $400,000 and 30,858 pounds of food to local and regional food shelves during the annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive.
Even though community fundraising events were cancelled mid-campaign due to COVID-19, CHS employees still pulled through, adapting and improvising to finish the campaign and gather donations.
“I am proud to see how CHS employees came up with creative ways to finish this campaign as we dealt with unexpected challenges,” says Rick Dusek, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations, the ag retail division of CHS. “Our local and regional food shelves are seeing increasing demand during this time as families struggle to put food on the table, and because of the work of our employees, we can continue to help them.”
CHS locations raised $240,732 and collected 30,858 pounds of food from March 1 to March 20. With bonus contributions from CHS, $397,145 will be distributed to local and regional food shelves and pantries.
CHS has raised almost $6.5 million and nearly 5 million pounds of food in the decade since CHS Harvest for Hunger was launched.