Final days: contributions continue to climb

The contributions continue to trickle in as the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign is officially over! Together you’ve raised more than $280,000 and 494,000 pounds of food.  Don’t forget to get your location’s totals entered before Friday.

The current leaders are:

1-50 employee ranking
1.CHS Connell Grain-  Connell, WA
2. CHS Garrison- Garrison, ND
3. CHS Wausa – Wausa, NE

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Northern Plains- Gettysburg, SD
2.CHS Yuma, Grainland and Yuma AIP- Yuma, CO
3.CHS Eastern Farmers/CHS Nutrition Sioux Falls & Corson- SD

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

Posted March 21, 2017
Final days: get your totals in soon! 

It’s the official last day of the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign, but totals can be entered into Agris until Friday. So far, you’ve raised more than $208,000 and 405,000 pounds of food for hungry families in need.

Locations leading the way include:

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS Garrison- Garrison, ND
2. CHS Connell Grain-  Connell, WA
3. CHS Canada

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Northern Plains- Gettysburg, SD
2.CHS Yuma, Grainland and Yuma AIP- Yuma, CO
3.CHS United Plains Ag/CHS Quinter- Sharon Springs, KS

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

 

Stay tuned tomorrow for more examples of how locations have included their communities in the fund raising efforts!

Posted March 20, 2017 

In the home stretch
CHS Harvest for Hunger drive wraps up soon

It’s the final weekend of the CHS Harvest for Hunger food, grain and funds drive. Looks like people are having fun and fighting hunger one dollar at a time.

With just a few days left, CHS Country Operations locations have raised 404,290 pounds of food and almost $177,000. You’ve put in a great amount of effort so far, and it’s inspiring to see the results.

See below for what’s been happening at a few locations.

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS Garrison- Garrison, ND
2. CHS Connell Grain-  Connell, WA
3.  CHS Drayton- Drayton, ND

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Northern Plains- Gettysburg, SD
2.CHS Yuma, Grainland and Yuma AIP- Yuma, CO
3.CHS United Plains Ag/CHS Quinter- Sharon Springs, KS

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

Keep sharing those pictures and event information with us. You can send yours directly to Tera Fair or Jennifer Chick. These pictures help us tell the story of CHS Harvest for Hunger.

The March 20 deadline is fast approaching so let’s make these last few days our biggest yet.

Terry Herzig
CHS Harvest for Hunger chair

Posted March 17, 2017

H4H Location Activity Update

With just a few days left in the 2017 campaign, Country Operations locations are busy hosting events to engage their local communities in the Harvest for Hunger efforts.

At CHS Cut Bank in  Cut Bank, Mont., employees hosted a Bowling event. Bowlers were treated to two games of bowling, a sloppy joe meal and a door prize drawing in exchange for a donation to Harvest for Hunger.  Cut Bank is also running a raffle for other items such as a TV, bookshelf and Whitefish Lake Lodge stay.  Local elementary school classes are collecting food and competing for a pizza party.

The Holoyoke, Colo., community came together to support the annual CHS Yuma Cajun Boil and Mouse Race. CHS Yuma will host three more events to complete their fundraising efforts.

 

 CHS Farmers Elevator in Miles City, Mont., hosted a Pancake Supper for their local community.  A group of employees were responsible for preparing a large spread of pancakes, sausage and eggs for hungry community members.

Posted March 16, 2017

H4H Campaign Update 

With just five days left in the Harvest for Hunger campaign, more than $132,000 and 352,000 pounds of food have been raised.  Country Operations locations  leading the way include:

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS Garrison- Garrison, ND
2. CHS Connell Grain-  Connell, WA
3. CHS Dakota Prairie/CHS Nutrition Edgeley – Edgeley, ND

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Northern Plains- Gettysburg, SD
2. CHS United Plains Ag/CHS Quinter- Sharon Springs, KS
3. CHS Sun Basin- Quincy, WA

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

Email Tera Fair to share your story about the fun fundraising events your location is hosting to raise money for Harvest for Hunger.

Posted March 15, 2017 

H4H:Putting the FUN in fundraising 

Locations from across the CHS trade area have gotten into the giving spirit by hosting fun events to raise money for Harvest for Hunger.

CHS Dakota Plains Ag Valley City, N.D.  employee Lisa Hanson, her husband Shawn ,and friends participated in the North Dakota Wintershow’s 3rd annual Ranch Rodeo. The ranch rodeo is a simulation of livestock tasks completed on a farm/ranch. The ranchers won second place and donated their winnings to CHS Harvest for Hunger. The team was sponsored by a group of Valley City customers calling themselves the Cenex coffee crew.

In Garrison, N.D., CHS Garrison hosted a Harvest for Hunger weekend at The Hometown Tavern, complete with fish fry, pinochle tournament and sloppy joe feed.  They also hosted their 7th Annual Simulator Golf Tournament.

Has your location hosted an event?  Share your stories and photos with us by submitting through the Share Your Story page on the H4H website or email Tera Fair.

Updated March 14, 2017 

Harvest for Hunger drive going strong

We’re a little over halfway through the 2017 CHS Harvest for Hunger food, grain and funds drive. Communities are coming together. Employees are having fun. We’re fighting hunger together and it’s a great feeling.

So far, 10 days in, CHS Country Operations locations have raised 177,590 pounds of food and more than $63,000. That’s the equivalent of $93,019 raised so far. We’re going strong with many fundraisers, events and dinners planned for the next 10 days.

In Yuma, Colo., controller Krystall Ballah’s young daughter has started a cookie business, and she has partnered with the H4H campaign there to raise money for the Food Bank of the Rockies.

At CHS Larsen Cooperative, New London, Wisc., employees Matt McHugh and Tony Pudlo are sharing their expertise in predator calling and fly rod refurbishing as part of an online silent auction. Learn more about their online silent auction here.

 

Posted March 13, 2017

CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign off to a great start

With the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign just one week in, the campaign is off to a strong start. So far Country Operations locations have come together to raise more than $43,000 and 123,000 pounds of food for hungry families in need.

CHS locations leading the way include:

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS United Plains Ag- Sharon Springs, KS
2. CHS Drayton- Drayton, ND
3. CHS Wausa – Wausa, NE

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Northern Plains- Gettysburg, SD
2. CHS Primeland – Lewiston, ID
3. CHS Holdrege- Holdrege, NE

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

Email Tera Fair to share your story about the fun fundraising events your location is hosting to raise money for Harvest for Hunger.

Posted March 8, 2017

Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off tomorrow
The 2017 Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off tomorrow! Is your location planning a fun event? Send updates to Tera Fair for posting on the Harvest for Hunger website.

Updated 2/28/17

2017 Captain Resources now available

The 2017 Harvest for Hunger campaign is just around the corner. As you begin planning your campaigns, check out the Captain Resources page.  The 2017 guidelines and other helpful forms are now available. In addition, the list of the 2017 print materials has been updated.

Updated 1/27/17

Fighting hunger in our communities 

With January almost behind us, the CHS Country Operations annual Harvest for Hunger campaign, which begins in March, is coming up quickly. I am sure many of you are already brainstorming ideas. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees, since 2011 we have raised more than $4 million dollars and 2.7 million pounds of food to fight hunger through Harvest for Hunger. We are making a significant difference in the communities where we live and work, helping families across the country to put food on their tables.

Once again, I want to encourage all of you to participate in this year’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. Fighting hunger goes hand in hand with what our owners do every day, raising crops and livestock to feed the world.

Now is the time to appoint a team captain and set a business unit goal. The  business unit participation form can be found under Captain’s Resources. The 2017 program guidelines and additional information can also be found on this site.

Not only do I encourage you to participate, but let’s have fun with this campaign. I’ve seen laughing employees kissing pigs and good-natured managers taking a pie in the face, all in the name of fun and raising money for a good cause. Harvest for Hunger is a way for our business units and communities to come together to celebrate with each other. Make it fun. Let’s get all employees involved in this year’s campaign.

Remember to complete and return your participation form to Amanda Felt by Monday, February 6.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the H4H committee members listed below:

  • Terry Herzig, Chair
  • Tera Fair
  • Amanda Felt
  • Jane Magnuson
  • Jennifer Chick
  • Terry Osburn

Thank you for your support,

Lynden Johnson

2017 Harvest for Hunger details coming soon! 

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Harvest for Hunger campaign March 1-20! An email will go out and the guidelines and Captain’s Resources will be updated soon.  Check back here for the latest information.

Posted Jan. 24,2017

Press releases now available

With final numbers verified and checks on their way to benefiting organizations, H4H Results press releases are now available on the Captain’s Resources page.   A customizable press release is available, along with a press release communicating overall totals.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to such a successful campaign! If you have any questions, please contact a member of the H4H Committee.

Posted May 6, 2016 

Bringing communities together to fight hunger 

With 50 CHS Country Operations business units participating, this year’s Harvest for Hunger campaign will give more than $650,000 and nearly 400,000 pounds of food to local charities to feed hungry families. Country Operations locations found creative ways to organize fun, community-building events with the ultimate goal of beating hunger.  There were bike races and Cajun boils, dancing leprechauns and pig kissing contests.  All in the name of fun for a good cause.

I want to thank each and every employee who gave time, money and enthusiams to the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign. It is fun to see how each business unit came up with unique and creative ways to engage their employees and communities in this common goal of raising food and funds for hungry families.  Harvest for Hunger is a great way to see the power of collaboration and teamwork in action across Country Operations.

Top CHS Harvest for Hunger business units for 2016 combining food, funds and grain donations per full-time employee:

Locations under 50 employees

  • CHS Garrison, Garrison, N.D.
  • CHS Dakota Prairie, Edgeley, N.D.

Locations 50+ employees

  • CHS United Plains Ag & CHS (Quinter) (Sharon Springs and Quinter, Kan.)
  • CHS Sun Basin (Quincy, Wash.)

The top fundraising event is….

Cajun boil and mouse races through CHS (Yuma) and CHS (Yuma AP) in northeastern Colorado.  Cooked crab legs, shrimp, mussels, sausage, potatoes and corn were shovled onto paper-lined tables where patrons dug in.  No one left hungry. Mouse races followed.

Thank you for another great year of the CHS Country Operations Harvest for Hunger Campaign!

Lynden Johnson

CHS Garrison Hosts FUNdraising events for H4H 

IMG_3586CHS Garrison hosted many fundraising events during the 2016 Harvest for Hunger Campaign.  They once again connected with the Garrison FFA chapter for a Garrison Amazing Race  to see how much food and funds could be collected in an hour’s time.  Their efforts netted 996.8 lbs. of food and more than $700.

 

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Garrison FFA also hosted their annual Kiss the Pig contest.  Garrison FFA Chapter member Kim Kolden was the lucky winner who got to kiss the pig in the name of fighting hunger. The students and faculty at the Garrison Jr./Sr. high school helped the FFA raise about $475.00 to add to the H4H total.

 

IMG_3612Finally, CHS Garrison had a H4H weekend at a local resturant.  A free will offering fish fry was held, along with a fleischkuekla feed on Saturday, along with a pick a line raffle.  Chris Gratton presented the winning patron with a 32” TV.

 

Submitted by Deleene Wilcox, CHS Garrison 

Posted March 30, 2016 

CHS ConnIMG_0206ell Grain Bowls for Hunger 

During the H4H Campaign, CHS Connell Grain Moses Lake Marketing Group held it’s 3rd Annual Bowling for Hunger event.  They had 15 teams sign up to bowl, held a silent auction and played the Pass the Hat Game with the Hat of Luck, raising more than $3,800.

IMG_0185 Submitted by Danielle Mathenia, CHS Connell Grain 

Posted March 30, 2016

 

 

CHS SunPrairie Hosts Bicycle Races 

CHS SunPrairie of Bowbells, N.D.,  decided to do something a little different this year. Previous years we have done a lunch and silent auction and wanted somePicture 25thing a little different that would include the community more. We decided to have a supper, silent auction and bicycle races. We were able to find 16 willing participants to ride in our obstacle course. These included members from our community as well as CHS employees. A lot of fun was had by all and we were able to raise over $10,000.00!

Submitted by Kylie Martinez, CHS Sun Prairie 

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Posted March 29, 2016

Hugh smCHS Larsen Cooperative Celebrates National Pi Day, H4H

CHS Larsen Cooperative celebrated National Pi Day with Pie a Manager on Pi Day. Employees thoroughly enjoyed throwing whip cream pies at the “winning” manager Steve LaChey. Thank you for being such a good sport Steve! Employees raised $630.19 w ith that event. CHS Larsen Cooperative also had a bake sale  and provided full-service gas pumping. Get Pumped for Harvest for Hunger!

Posted March 29, 2016

CHS, Chester, Mont., and elementary students partner for H4H 

During the month of March, the CHS  location in Chester, Mont.,  asked local  elementary students to help them with the collection of nonperishable food items for the H4H campaign.

Chester 2The students at CJI Elementary  ran full steam ahead, considering pizza parties were on the line to the winners each week, and the competition was fierce! In total the students gathered 2,136.5 pounds of canned goods and other food items. The winning classes were:

 

Chester 3Week 1- Third Grade  with 74 pounds
Week 2- Kindergarten with 242 pounds
Week 3- First Grade with  462 pounds

We  cannot express how grateful we are to the students and their families for the contributions and hard work, also to the teachers for their organization, motivation, and creativeness!

Posted March 24, 2016

Final totals due March 25

The campaign may be officially over, but you still have time to get totals entered by March 25.   More than $287,000 and 308,000 pounds of food have been raised so far!

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS Garrison
2. CHS Dakota Prairie
3. CHS Wausa

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Sun Basin
2. CHS United Plains Ag/CHS Quinter
3. CHS Agri Service Center
4. CHS Yuma (M&M Co-op)/AIP*

*CHS Yuma and Yuma AIP are located in proximity and have been combining efforts and reporting overall totals together during the campaign. This detail was missed and has now been corrected. The combined employee count moves them into 50+ employee category. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Posted March 22, 2016

H4H Campaign in final days

The Harvest for Hunger campaign is coming to a close with just two days left.  Total cash and food donations are climbing, but the leaderboard is holding steady from yesterday.   More than $194,500 and 226,000 pounds of food have been donated to help fight hunger across the CHS trade area.  Contributions can be entered into Agris through March 25.

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS M&M Cooperative
2.CHS Dakota Prairie
3. CHS Wausa

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Sun Basin
2. CHS United Plains Ag/CHS Quinter
3. CHS Agri Service Center

Posted March 18, 2016

Totals climbing for H4H

Keep up the great work!  With three days left in the campaign, more than $180,000 and 182,000 pounds of food have been raised so far.  Keep those stories coming in!

CHS H4H Leaderboard March 17

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS M&M Cooperative
2.CHS Dakota Prairie
3. CHS Wausa

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Sun Basin
2. CHS United Plains Ag/CHS Quinter
3. CHS Agri Service Center

Posted March 17, 2016

CHS H4H Leaderboard March 15

With five days left in the campaign, donations are coming in strong! The CHS H4H Campaign has raised more than $133,000 and 93,000 pounds of food so far.  Keep up the great work and let’s have a strong finish to the campaign!  Locations leading the way include:

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS United Plains Ag- Sharon Springs, KS
2.  CHS M&M Cooperative- Yuma, CO
3. CHS Dakota Prairie Ag- Edgeley, ND

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Agri Service Center – Holdrege, NE
2. CHS Eastern Farmers-  Brandon, SD
3. CHS Farmers Elevator- Circle, MT

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

Posted March 15,2016

CHS Garrison H4H Update

CHS Harvest for Hunger activities are in full swing at CHS Garrison.  During the CHS Garrison annual meeting,  Northland regional director Carl Younce received a pie in the face after Northland Region general managers, CHS Garrison Board of Directors and employees raised  $1,000 for the cause.  More than 15 golfers also participated in the annual Harvest Fore Hunger simulator golf tournament on March 6, which raised more than $1,900 for H4H.

Garrison_Carl Younce Pie  Garrison_Harvest Fore Hunger

Do you have a story to share?  Click on the Share Your Story tab or email photos and details to Tera.fair@chsinc.com

Posted March 14,2016

CHS H4H Leaderboard March 11
As of March 11, the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign has raised $82,623.33 and 7305 pounds of food! CHS locations leading the way include:

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS M&M Cooperative- Yuma, CO
2. CHS United Plains Ag- Sharon Springs, KS
3. CHS Garrison – Garrison, ND

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Agri Service Center – Holdrege, NE
2. CHS Eastern Farmers, Brandon, SD
3. CHS Primeland – Lewiston, ID

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

Posted March 11,2016

CHS H4H Leaderboard March 8
As of March 8, 2016, the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign has raised $68,312.88 and 2770 pounds of food! CHS locations leading the way include:

1-50 employee ranking
1. CHS M&M Cooperative- Yuma, CO
2. CHS United Plains Ag- Sharon Springs, KS
3. CHS Garrison – Garrison, ND

50+ employee ranking
1. CHS Agri Service Center – Holdrege, NE
2. CHS Eastern Farmers, Brandon, SD
3. CHS Primeland – Lewiston, ID

Food Donations leader: CHS Sun Basin – Quincy, WA

Posted March 8,2016

CHS H4H off to a great start!
The CHS Harvest for Hunger Campaign is well underway! After the first week, CHS Country Operations locations have raised more than $27,000 and $2,500 pounds of food. Stay tuned for stories from the campaign and the updated Leaderboard early next week.

Posted March 3, 2016


2016 Captains Resources Updated!
In just a few weeks, the Harvest for Hunger campaign will be underway! As you are planning your campaign, check out the Captain’s Resources page for updated marketing materials.

Posted February 16, 2016


2016 Guidelines Now Available! 
Harvest for Hunger is just around the corner! Are you ready to begin planning your H4H campaign? Visit the About section of this site for key dates, campaign details, fundraising ideas and more!

Stay tuned for more information on captain resources, which will be posted in the coming weeks.

Posted January, 21,2016