ST. PAUL, Minn., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What do pancake breakfasts, a lobster boil, a pig-kissing contest and roller skating have in common? Each helped raise food, funds and grain for the fourth annual CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign.
More than $512,000 and 443,000 pounds of food are headed to hungry families, thanks to the CHS Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive by the Country Operations division of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative.
Since the program's launch in 2011, more than $1.6 million and 2.1 million pounds of food have been raised. Donations collected went to regional food banks. More than 50 CHS business units and more than 4,000 employees participated in the 2014 Harvest for Hunger drive held March 1-20.
"We couldn't be more proud of the thousands of CHS employees, customers and partners who rallied in support of this effort. It's powerful to see how each dollar, food item and donation of grain or produce can make a tremendous difference for those in need," says John McEnroe, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations.
CHS Country Operations boosted donations to CHS Harvest for Hunger by more than $320,000 in additional contributions to local communities to help friends and neighbors.
CHS Inc. is 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 insurance, 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.
SOURCE CHS Inc.