March 6, 2017 –CHS Midwest Cooperative is gathering donations of money, food and crops to help fight hunger. As part of CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive, CHS Midwest Cooperative will accept contributions from March 1 through March 20 at its locations in Pierre, Onida, Blunt, Highmore, Draper, Kadoka, and Phillip. All food donations will be delivered to local food pantries and other donations to Feeding South Dakota in support of central South Dakota and your community.
In the last four years, CHS and CHS producers and partners have donated more than $250,000 in support of hunger relief in central South Dakota. That is the equivalent of more than one million meals to hungry families, children and seniors in the area. “The best part about this relationship is that the donations from CHS farm families go to feed families in their own communities,” says Matt Gassen, CEO of Feeding South Dakota.
Financial donations are encouraged because they enable food banks to leverage their buying power to provide nutritious food at deeply discounted rates. According to Feeding South Dakota, $1 donated provides 4 meals. Gassen adds, “Just think of it…for only $1 a hungry family of four can have a meal together they would have otherwise had to skip.”
According to Feeding America, one in eight South Dakotans are considered food insecure in South Dakota. A more daunting number is that one in six children is also considered food insecure. Donations can be made at CHS Midwest Cooperative’s locations in Pierre, Onida, Blunt, Highmore, Draper, Kadoka, and Phillip, or call 605-222-2243 for more information on how you can help.
CHS Midwest Cooperative is a business unit of CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. For nearly 80 years, the CHS system has valued volunteerism and been a responsible steward in its communities; the CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive is designed to harness the power of the 57 CHS-owned/locally governed cooperatives to address America’s growing hunger problem.
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