As final Harvest for Hunger contributions come in and final results are calculated, we’d like to share a few more photos of the great fundraising events.
CHS SunPrairie had another successful year. This year, nine employees volunteered to compete for a buzz haircut. The top three received haircuts on the night of the supper and silent auction. CHS SunPrairie also partnered with the Bowbells Public School to host a food drive resulting in more than 600 pounds of food.
CHS Ag Services & CHS Northland Grain-
The fun continued at CHS Ag Services and CHS Northland Grain. Bowling fundraisers were held at Hallock, East Grand Forks and Larimore. The last day of Harvest for Hunger included a $5 BBQ lunch at the Warren office and raffle drawing.
CHS Garrison wrapped up their fundraising activities with the finals of the Kiss the Calf Contest. CHS employee Delenne Wilcox and a local FFA member were the lucky fundraising winners who had the opportunity to kiss the calf.
Events bring community together, raise funds
CHS Country Operations locations are bringing their communities together to raise food and funds for hungry neighbors in need. Across the CHS trade area,the enthusiasm is strong. Take a look for some of the FUNdraising events.
CHS Northland Grain & CHS Ag Services-
This year, CHS Northland Grain and CHS Ag Services teamed up to raise money. The team has hosted several events including a pancake breakfast and bowling tournament.
CHS Garrison- CHS Garrison has continued with some of their community-favorite events including simulator golf tournament, FFA community food drive and kiss the calf. New this year, the group also hosted a community blood drive, pinochle tournament and fleischkeukle feed.
CHS M&M Cooperative is continuing a long-standing tradition of bringing a little of the south to Colorado with their Cajun Boil and mouse races. Click here for a local news story about the event.
Keep up the great work and don’t forget to share photos of your location with us!
Harvest for Hunger leader board
There is just one day left in the Harvest for Hunger campaign and all of your hardwork, long hours planning and coordinating are paying off! So far, nearly $70,000 and 40,000 lbs of food have been raised.
The leader board as of Thursday, March 15 is:
Over 50 Employees:
CHS M&M Cooperative,
Under 50 Employees:
Food Donation Leader: CHS Sun Basin.
Don’t forget to have all contributions entered into Agris by March 23.
Harvest for Hunger mid-campaign leader board
The Harvest for Hunger Campaign is in full force across the rural communities in which we live and work. Donations are coming in and we know even more food and funds will be raised for hungry neighbors in need in the next few weeks. Keep up the great work and don’t forget to share your photos and report your totals in Agris!
The leader board as of Friday, March 9 is:
Over 50 Employees:
Under 50 Employees:
Posted March 12, 2018
Harvest for Hunger kicks off March 1
We are in the business of feeding the world, which is why our annual Harvest for Hunger campaign is an important part of what we do through CHS Country Operations. Though these rural communities are growing the crops that are feeding a hungry world, that doesn’t mean there isn’t hunger right here — the family next door, the neighbor down the street. We may not know who in our communities are going hungry, but through our Harvest for Hunger campaign, we are helping local and regional food shelves feed those people in need.
Our March campaign is just around the corner, and I know many of you are already planning your campaigns. Though I am new to CHS Country Operations, I have heard great things about the Harvest for Hunger campaign, and have been impressed by your hard work and dedication. Since 2011, CHS Country Operations business units have raised more than $4.7 million and 3.4 million pounds of food to fight hunger through Harvest for Hunger. That is a wonderful act of stewardship serving the communities where we work while helping families put food on their tables.
I hope you will again consider participating in this year’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. Through this campaign, we are doing our part to help those in our communities who don’t have enough food to feed their families every day.
Now is the time to appoint a team captain and set a business unit goal. Attached is the business unit commitment form. The 2018 program guidelines and additional information can be found at chsh4h.com.
This campaign is a great way to raise food and funds but it’s also a great-team building event. Over the years, CHS Country Operations business units have had a lot of fun. I hope you will continue those fun traditions this year. Let’s also set a goal to get all of our employees involved in this year’s campaign.
Remember to complete and return commitment form to Amanda Felt, by Friday, February 9. If you have any questions, please contact one of the H4H committee members listed below:
- Terry Herzig, Chair
- Tera Fair – website and communications
- Jane Magnuson – W-9 forms, food shelf checks
- Jennifer Chick – communications
- Terry Osburn – Agris
- Carol Maurer- Agris
- Amanda Felt – general questions, commitment forms, bonus contribution forms, event entry forms, receipt requests
Thank you for your support,
Raising more than $725,000 and 610,000 pounds of food in 2017
With 40 CHS Country Operations business units participating, the 2017 CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign gave more than $725,000 and more than 610,000 pounds of food to local charities to feed hungry families. Once again, Country Ops locations rallied together to organize fun, community-building events. There were fish fries and Cajun boils, bowling, pie-throwing and goat kissing. Families got into the fun with one granddaughter throwing pies at her grandpa and another dad making a large donation to ensure his son got the privilege of kissing a goat. All of these events raised money for a great cause, but also brought communities together.
It was inspiring to see how employees are personally getting involved in this annual campaign. We are developing solid connections with communities and creating memories that are shared for years to come. Although our locations are scattered across the United States, we are all working together toward the common goal of fighting hunger.
Though Country Ops locations working together towards a common goal, there was some healthy competition going on to see who the top fundraisers would be. Here’s the results.
Top CHS Harvest for Hunger business units for 2017 combining food, funds and grain donations:
Locations 50+ employees
- CHS Sun Basin (Quincy, Wash.)
- CHS United Plains Ag & CHS (Quinter) (Sharon Springs & Quinter, Kan.)
Locations under 50 employees
- CHS Connell Grain (Connell, Wash.)
- CHS Garrison, Garrison, N.D.