Food pantries share in CHS SunPrairie’s generosity

CHS SunPrairie donates to local food pantries

Submitted Photo Jayme Burkhart, left, marketing director with CHS SunPrairie, presents a $625 check to Joyce Sand with Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry.
Submitted Photo Rich Berg, left, executive director of the Souris Valley United Way, accepts a check for $1,000 from Jeremy Burkhart with CHS SunPrairie for the Backpack Buddies program.
Submitted Photo Tony Smith with CHS SunPrairie, left, presents a check to Alvin Nett with the Lansford food pantry.
Submitted Photo Verna Schoenburg with the Mohall food pantry accepts a check for $4,431 from Tony Smith with CHS SunPrairie.

CHS SunPrairie raised just over $32,000 this year to join CHS locations across the country in sending more than $500,000 and nearly 95,000 pounds of food to hungry families through the annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive.

Since the program’s launch in 2011, more than $6 million and 4.5 million pounds of food have been raised. Donations collected from March 1-20, as well as additional contributions by CHS, went to food pantries and other charitable organizations in the local communities served.

In March, CHS SunPrairie held a silent auction and dinner in Bowbells to raise funds. The Naked Moose in Loraine also holds a Rib Cookoff in July and donates all the funds raised from that event to the CHS Harvest for Hunger Event. The more than $32,000 raised was distributed to food pantries in Bowbells, Kenmare, Mohall, Glenburn, Lansford and Sherwood as well as Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry in Minot and the United Way Backpack Buddy program.

“Helping the communities in which we live and work is a purpose we live by at CHS SunPrairie. We’re so proud of our employees, patrons and partners who made these donations possible,” said Brad Haugeberg, CHS SunPrairie general manager.

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