CHS Harvest For Hunger Raises $512,000 and 443,000 Pounds For Hungry Families
Date Posted: April 22, 2014
St. Paul, MN—What do pancake breakfasts, a lobster boil, a pig-kissing contest and roller skating have in common?
Each helped raise food, funds and grain for the fourth annual CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign.
More than $512,000 and 443,000 pounds of food are headed to hungry families, thanks to the CHS Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive by the Country Operations division of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative.
Since the program's launch in 2011, more than $1.6 million and 2.1 million pounds of food have been raised.
Donations collected went to regional food banks.
More than 50 CHS business units and more than 4,000 employees participated in the 2014 Harvest for Hunger drive held March 1-20.
"We couldn't be more proud of the thousands of CHS employees, customers and partners who rallied in support of this effort.
"It's powerful to see how each dollar, food item and donation of grain or produce can make a tremendous difference for those in need," says John McEnroe, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations.
CHS Country Operations boosted donations to CHS Harvest for Hunger by more than $320,000 in additional contributions to local communities to help friends and neighbors.
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