Building Vibrant Communities
At CHS, we are committed to making a long-lasting, measurable impact on rural America and the agricultural industry. Through our stewardship efforts, we use the collective power of the cooperative system to develop ag leaders for life and to strengthen the hometown communities where our employees, owners and customers live and work. CHS employees give their time, talent and resources back to their local communities through a variety of stewardship efforts including annual Days of Service hours. We also focus on improving ag safety and cultivating ag leaders through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, which may make up to $5,000 per year available for local projects. Learn more at chsinc.com/stewardship.
Our annual CHS Harvest for Hunger program has provided more than 7.5 million meals for local food shelves since 2011. Contact our office to find out how you can participate in the next CHS Harvest for Hunger drive by contributing cash, grain, and canned/fresh foods. Your donations help feed people in need right here where we live.
The CHS Foundation helps to create a strong future for rural America. The foundation partners with nearly 30 universities to award scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in agricultural-related fields as well as mini-grants for agriculture-focused college clubs. Students and clubs apply for these scholarships directly through the college or university where they plan to attend. Learn more and see a list of partner universities.
CHS Harvest for Hunger brings food, resources to food-insecure households
Hunger and food insecurity affects people of all walks of life, but many food-insecure households are in rural and farm communities, the very places that feed the world. During March, the CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive will accept contributions which will be delivered to regional food banks.
According to Feeding America, 17 percent of rural households are food insecure. That’s an estimated 3.3 million households in the United States. Rural areas also account for 62 percent of counties with the highest rates of child food insecurity.
CHS Country Operations locations are working together to fight hunger. From March 1 through March 20, help CHS Country Operations locations collect financial donations, as well as food, to support regional food banks. In the past five years, CHS Country Operations has raised more than $2 million dollars to fight hunger.
Every dollar or pound donated makes a difference. When donations are made to CHS Harvest for Hunger, CHS Country Operations will make a local contribution back to its communities.
Contact our office today to learn how you can contribute.