Building Vibrant Communities
At CHS, we are committed to being active members of our communities and helping to support the future of rural Idaho and agriculture. We are proud to give back to our towns with our time, talent and resources.
Here in Idaho, we enthusiastically participate in the annual CHS Country Operations Harvest for Hunger program, which has provided more than 7.5 million meals since 2011. We encourage you to help us in this effort by contributing cash, grain, and canned/fresh foods for the Harvest for Hunger drive. Your donations will help feed people in need right here in the communities we serve.
When you work with CHS in our region, you’re also helping one of North America’s largest agribusiness meet its broader stewardship goals. In 2013, CHS and the CHS Foundation contributed $8.8 million to communities. Visit chsinc.com to learn more about scholarships, Ag safety, rural youth leadership and other programs. Visit the Stewardship page at chsinc.com to learn more about CHS stewardship.
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.
Now in its eighth year, CHS Harvest for Hunger accepts donations of cash, crops or canned goods and other non-perishable items for local food shelves. Last year across all its communities, CHS raised $725,000 and nearly 610,000 pounds of food for hungry families. In addition to its local events, CHS Bingham Cooperative will accept Cash, Cans, & Crops from March 1 through March 20 at both locations in American Falls and Blackfoot. Please help us take a bite out of hunger in our communities!
Financial donations are encouraged, it enables food banks to leverage their buying power to provide nutritious food at deeply discounted rates. $1= 6 pounds of food. When you go to the grocery store, can you buy 6 pounds of food for $1? Probably not. Our local communities also win when CHS Country Operations make a contribution to help friends and neighbors right here in our community.
Donations can be made at one of our CHS Bingham Cooperative locations in Blackfoot or American Falls. You can also call 208-785-3440 and speak with Denise for more information on how you can help or to make a donation over the phone with your bank or credit card.