The CHS Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive is once again helping local charities feed families in need. More than $650,000 and nearly 400,000 pounds of food are headed to hungry families, thanks to the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign.
This annual campaign takes place during the first 20 days of March and since the program’s launch in 2011, more than $4 million and 2.7 million pounds of food have been raised. Donations and additional contributions by CHS went to food shelves and other charitable organizations. Locally, CHS raised over $13,000 for food pantries during the 2016 campaign.
The Bond County Senior Citizen Center Food Pantry is one of seven local food pantries to receive a $1,000 check from CHS. “Our pantry serves nearly 200 families a month” said Bond County Senior Center Executive Director Anna Oestreich. CHS is proud to support our surrounding communities. “As a local farmer-owned co-op, we feel passionately about feeding the hungry in our own communities and the world” said CHS Marketing and Communication Specialist Erin Williams.