FARGO, N.D. – The Northland Region of CHS Country Operations presented the Great Plains Food Bank with a check for $111,910.39 Friday as part of their annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive. Since the program’s launch in 2011, more than $4.7 million and 3.4 million pounds of food have been raised nationwide benefitting food shelves and other charitable organizations served by CHS.
The Northland Region of CHS Country Operations participated in the 2017 Harvest for Hunger drive held March 1-20 by holding auctions, raffles, fish feeds, receiving grain donations and other activities to help raise food and funds.
“Hunger is a reality for many in our communities and we may not even know it. Through CHS Harvest for Hunger, we are helping those in need. And because we work with other CHS Country Operations locations, every dollar and donation stretches even further to make a much greater impact in the fight against hunger, and today we are proud to present this check to the Great Plains Food Bank for $111,910.39 to help food pantries throughout N.D.,” says Tom Lehar, CHS Northland Region vice president.
About Northland Region of CHS
The Northland Region, comprised of various business units throughout N.D., is part of the Country Operation Division 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 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.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 215 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank and its partners have distributed food for more than 133 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.