|CHS Inc. Grainland hopes to help those families in need|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
In an effort to help those in need, Grainland Cooperative is holding a Harvest for Hunger drive beginning Thursday, March 1.
CHS Inc., the company Grainland merged with in 2011, is holding the food drive for the second year in a row. The goal is to raise 2 million meals for families in need. The trial drive was such a success last year, a second one was planned for this year.
There are three ways people may donate to the cause. Monetary donations, non-perishable food items and bushels of grain will be accepted. Donations will be taken until March 16.
All the money donated will go to the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver. This is the regional food bank that services the area.
All of the food donated will stay local and be distributed to the four local food pantries. They include the Julesburg Christian Church, Haxtun Community Food Basket run by Haxtun United Methodist Church and pantries at First United Methodist Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke.
Grainland will have designated drop areas at the C-Stores, car care centers and elevators, according to Grainland employee Kayla Young.
Once the total is added up after the two-week drive, Grainland will come up with a matching amount to donate to the local food banks.
Producers may also donate bushels of grain. Those wishing to do so may contact their local grain merchandiser.
There will be a table set up at Community Night Monday, March 12 where donations may also be made.
Those with questions about the drive may contact Young at 854-3141.
Holyoke Enterprise March 1, 2012