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 we 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.
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 coming together to fight hunger.
Please complete and return your commitment form to Jane Magnuson by Friday, February 15. If you have any questions, you can contact one of the H4H committee members:
Jane Magnuson, Chair
Terry Osburn – Agris
Mary Blel – designation form, food shelf checks
Danelle Fischer – W-9 forms, food shelf checks
Jennifer Chick – communications
2018 Campaign Highlights
Here are some of the great fundraising events from 2018.
CHS SunPrairie had another successful 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 Bingham hosted a silent auction with items ranging from clothing and home goods to a band saw during their community fundraising dinner.
CHS Ag Services & CHS Northland Grain bowled them over with 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 its 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.
CHS Northland Grain & CHS Ag Services teamed up to raise money. The team hosted several events including a pancake breakfast.
CHS Garrison continued with community-favorite events including simulator golf tournament, FFA community food drive and kiss the calf. The group also hosted a community blood drive, pinochle tournament and fleischkeukle feed.
CHS Yuma continued a long-standing tradition of bringing a little of the south to Colorado with their Cajun Boil and mouse races. Read a local news story about the event.