With deep roots as an agricultural cooperative, CHS Inc. is committed to strengthening lives and communities. They know the strength of every community is based on the health and wellbeing of the people who call it home.
But people right here in our community are struggling. In fact, one in four people in the Twin Cities region is experiencing poverty. And many are just one crisis away from homelessness or needing the services of a food shelf. But, if there’s support when the unthinkable happens—a safety net providing basic, fundamental needs—we can help our neighbors get back on their feet and on a path to thrive.
That’s why CHS has partnered with Greater Twin Cities United Way to offer the Safety Net Challenge Match. This year, every new and increased donation made to United Way’s Safety Net impact area will be matched dollar for dollar, by CHS Inc., up to $250,000.
With this match, donations to United Way will go even further to help people access basic needs, including:
- nutritious, culturally-relevant food
- a safe, stable place to call home
- affordable healthcare and legal services
“We’re incredibly grateful for our longstanding partnership with CHS and their generous support of the greater Twin Cities community. This challenge match is just another example of the company’s incredible investments into the health and vitality of this community,” said Trent Blain, interim president and CEO of Greater Twin Cities United Way.
CHS and its employees are not only generous with their dollars, but also with their time. In the Twin Cities alone, CHS employees volunteered over 550 hours for local programs through Volunteer United last year.
CHS also sponsored United Way Action Day 2017, a community volunteer event that brought thousands of people together to help stuff 12,000 backpacks full of school supplies to help local students go back to school ready to learn. Nearly 100 CHS volunteers and their families joined us for the event!
CHS’s Culture of Service extends beyond the Twin Cities region. Nationwide, more than 15 CHS locations organize United Way campaigns and collectively raised $1.5 million for programs benefitting local communities in 2017.