Food shelves near Creston, Iowa benefited over the holidays thanks to employees at the CHS Creston soybean processing plant. The plant’s staff collected more than 200 lbs. of food and delivered it to the local Matura Food Bank in order to help make Thanksgiving meals for those in need.
“I was proud to spearhead this effort, because I remember being hungry as a kid,” said Travis Morgan, production supervisor, CHS Processing and Food Ingredients.
In addition to hosting the food drive, Creston employees also volunteer monthly to assist with food pick-up and delivery, transporting more than 1,400 lbs. of food each time.
“We worked with Matura representatives to identify their needs,” says Morgan. “From there, we set a schedule of upcoming deliveries so that employees can rotate each month and enable everyone to use their CHS Days of Service hours.”
A committee of six employees organizes the annual food drive and monthly deliveries, and encourages their fellow employees to get involved.
“We all agreed this would be a perfect way to give back each and every month, from now until whenever,” says Morgan. “The overall experience provides a positive image in the community of who we are as company.”