Lynden, WA June 7, 2018 — CHS Northwest joined other CHS locations across the country in fighting hunger with the cooperative’s annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food drive. The annual campaign gathered more than $540,000 and 215,000 pounds of food nationally and $20,500 locally. Donations and contributions will be arriving at local food banks and other charitable organizations in the local communities served by CHS Northwest in the next few weeks.
Since 2011, CHS Country Operations, a division of CHS, the nations leading farmer-owned cooperative, has organized the campaign to gather money and food for local and regional food banks across the country. With this year’s total, the cooperative has now raised more than $5.4 million and 3.6 million pounds of food in the eight years since the campaign was launched.
“Hunger exists everywhere, even in rural communities. We may never know that the family next door or the neighbor down the street struggles to put food on the table,” said Don Eucker, CHS Northwest General Manager. “Through this campaign, we are helping food banks fight hunger right here in our communities. We want to make sure everyone gets enough to eat every day.”
The annual campaign runs for the month of March. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers, producing members and employees, we were able to add a significant amount to several local food banks,” said Rosemary Heckman, CHS Northwest Marketing Director. “We’d like to thank everyone for their generosity.”
CHS Northwest is an agricultural co-op, with energy, agronomy and retail locations throughout Washington
and Northern Oregon.