NEW LONDON, WISC., May 11, 2016 — CHS Larsen Cooperative had another successful year in the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign, an annual program that gathers funds, food, and grain to help fight hunger in local communities.
CHS Larsen Cooperative locally raised a total of $5,393.55 and 1,890 pounds of food, which their parent company, CHS, added bonus dollars to bring the 2016 total to $11,207.55. This will be distributed to local food pantries in our surrounding area.
“Our ability to help local food shelves feed the hungry in our communities wouldn’t have been possible without a tremendous level of support from our employees and local businesses that donated to the CHS Harvest for Hunger drive,” said Todd Reif, general manager, CHS Larsen Cooperative.
Among the successful fundraising events the co-op held was the popular Get Pumped for Harvest for Hunger at its three gas stations: New London Travel Plaza, Wild Rose C-store and Larsen facility. Employees served food, sold baked goods, cooked food, and, of course, pumped gas, washed windshields and served customers at the pumps.
There was also tremendous support from local businesses that either sponsored part of the event or donated to the cause. A big thank you goes out to all the sponsors, which are as follows: Ebben’s towing, Jack’s Corner Bar, Econo Foods and Frito-Lay of Clintonville, Festival of New London, C&B Rental, Piggly Wiggly of New London, Bumper to Bumper, Advanced Auto Parts, Steinke Auto, Inc., Len Ebert & Sons Inc., Ronda Olson Agency LLC., F-X Auto Collision Center LLC., Great Lakes Kraut of Bear Creek, Hilby’s & New London Lanes, Klein Automotive, Northland Electrical Services, Arla Cheese, Origination Inc., Shopko of Clintonville, and Rice’s Greenhouse.
“We received a lot of great comments from people that enjoyed the event and were glad to help a good cause,” said Reif. “From all three locations, we raised more than $2,500 between food, baked goods, and gas tip money.”
CHS Larsen Cooperative, a full-service ag retailer, is part of CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations.
To learn more about this past year’s event and other community involvement click here.
Kellie Zahn, CHS Larsen Co-op Agronomist presenting donation to Dave Schmidt, President of Clintonville Area Food Pantry