| EDGELEY, NORTH DAKOTA. (June 6, 2019) — This past March, CHS Dakota Prairie joined CHS locations across the country in raising more than $500,000 and 94,000 pounds of food for hungry families through the 8th annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive by the Country Operations division of CHS, the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative.|
Since the program’s launch in 2011, more than $6 million and 4.5 million pounds of food have been raised nationally. Donations collected went to regional food banks. The money raised in Edgeley goes to the Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo, North Dakota, whose partner network includes 241 charitable feeding programs operating in communities across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.
CHS Dakota Prairie sponsored a German Meal organized by the Edgeley-Kulm FFA to help raise funds. CHS Dakota Prairie also provided matching funds when patrons made donations off of their grain checks! The area’s community members also gave great support to the cause.
CHS makes this annual event a friendly competition among the different business units across the nation by providing extra bonus dollars to the locations who raise the most money per full time employee. This year, CHS Dakota Prairie took first place among the business units with 50 or fewer employees, which brought an additional $7500 back to our local community entities! CHS Dakota Prairie divided their local match dollars between Edgeley Food Outreach, Kulm Food Pantry, Jud Rural Fire District, and the Edgeley-Kulm FFA.