CHS Larsen Co-op joins the fight against rural hunger

Shana Shepard, Energy Customer Service Rep, delivered to the New London Community Cupboard, Kim Ebert.

CHS Larsen Cooperative joined CHS locations across the country in fighting rural hunger with the cooperative’s annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive. The annual campaign gathered more than $540,000 and 215,000 pounds of food to fight hunger in rural America.

Locally, CHS Larsen Cooperative raised $2,600 and 580 pounds of food. Donations and contributions were delivered to partnering local food pantries in our surrounding area. Since 2011, CHS Country Operations, a division of CHS, the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, has organized the campaign to gather money and food for local and regional food shelves across the country. With this year’s total, the cooperative has now raised more than $5.4 million and 3.6 million pounds of food in the eight years since the campaign was first launched.

“Hunger exists everywhere, even in rural communities. We may never know that the family next door or the neighbor down the street struggles to put food on the table.” says Todd Reif, General Manager. “But we are in the business of feeding the world, which is why the annual CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign is so important to us. Through this campaign, we are helping food shelves fight hunger right here in our communities. We want to make sure everyone gets enough to eat every day, locally and across the world.”

CHS Larsen Co-op is a business unit of CHS, a leading 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. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

Dustin Millard, Feed Department Manager delivers donations to Iva Fisher, Mary Worzella, Mary Budaj at Weyauwega-Fremont Food Pantry.

Mary Kay, Grain Originator and Anne Moore, Marketing Communication Specialist delivers donations to Tammy Krull at Community 2000 in Seymour.

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