CHS Larsen Cooperative in New London had another successful year in the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign, an annual program that gathers funds, food and grain to help fight hunger in local communities.
CHS Larsen Cooperative locally raised a total of $6,395.58 and 1,654 pounds of food, which will be matched by parent company, CHS, to bring the 2015 total to $12,958.92. This will be distributed to local food pantries in the surrounding area.
“Our ability to help local food shelves feed the hungry in our communities wouldn’t have been possible without a tremendous level of support from our employees and local businesses that donated to the CHS Harvest for Hunger drive,” said Todd Reif, general manager, CHS Larsen Cooperative.
Among the successful fundraising events the co-op held was the popular Get Pumped for Harvest for Hunger at its three gas stations: New London Travel Plaza, Wild Rose C-store and Larsen Country Store. Employees served food, sold baked goods, cooked food, and, of course, pumped gas, washed windshields and served customers at the pumps.
“We received a lot of great comments from people that enjoyed the event and were glad to help a good cause,” Reif said. “From all three locations, we raised more than $3,000 between food, baked goods, and gas tip money.”