Community Hunger Solutions couldn't succeed at our mission without the generous support of community members. From major financial contributors to occasional volunteers, everyone is essential.
Organic Valley is truly an inspiration to our community. You'll find them featured on our food rescue page, too. In addition to financial contributions, they support CHS by donating large amounts of produce and dairy.
Through Organic Valley's Employee Community Giving Grant, OV donated $30,000 to CHS over the course of three years!
In 2019, their Farmer Community Giving Grant funded the improvement of CHS' food storage and distribution facilities, enabling us to store sweet potatoes and winter squash longer and distribute dairy safely.
Organic Valley continues to be an important partner of CHS.
Organic Valley also prodvides volunteers as part of team building days.
Second Harvest reimburses Community Hunger Solutions for each pound of produce we supply to the food bank allowing CHS to compensate our partner farms for their fresh, quality seconds. Without this partnership, CHS would not be able to pay thousands of dollars each year directly to local farms.
In 2019, CHS supplied Second Harvest with nearly 18,000 pounds of fresh, local produce! This number varies based on many factors including availability of seconds and Second Harvest's need, but CHS has provided them with as much as 100,000 pounds of local produce in one year!
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works.
Community Hunger Solutions receives annual funding from Bader Philanthropies to benefit the elderly in our communities, a demographic overwhelmingly affected by food insecurity. Bader funding allows CHS to deliver food directly to assisted living facilities in Viroqua and Westby and to several community meal programs that provide home cooked, healthy meals for seniors and others. More than just feeding people, community meals give people a place to gather and stay connected, something vitally important for the elderly in our communities!