CHS is teaming up with local farmers to fight hunger in rural America. The CHS Harvest for Hunger food, grain and fund drive begins March 1 and continues through March 20 at your nearest CHS location.
“CHS does much of its business in rural America, and even though these rural communities are growing the crops that feed a hungry world, that doesn’t mean there isn’t hunger right here — the family next door, the neighbor down the street,” says Rick Dusek, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations. “We may not know who in our communities are going hungry, but through our CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign, we are helping local and regional food shelves feed those people in need.”
Food insecurity exists in every country in America, according to Feeding America, but food insecurity is generally higher in rural households than urban. And one in six children in the U.S. face hunger.
Since 2011, CHS has raised more than $4.7 million and 3.4 million pounds of food through its Country Operations business units. Again this year, CHS locations across the United States are planning fun and interactive ways to rally the communities where they live and work to raise food and funds to fight hunger.
Financial donations are encouraged as they give food banks additional buying power to provide nutritious food at deeply discounted rates; $1 equals 6 pounds of food for area food banks. But food and grain donations are also accepted. Every donation counts.
“The food and funds raised by CHS Harvest for Hunger go directly back to local and regional food banks to help fill their shelves,” Dusek. “We are proud to partner with them to make every dollar stretch further.”