Agri Beef donates 60,000 pounds of beef and pork products to help feed Idaho and Washington state families Second Harvest of Spokane and The Idaho Foodbank receive much-needed protein donation and cash donation of $100,000 this year
Boise, Idaho – Agri Beef Co. partnered with two non-profit food banks this month to ensure that thousands of Pacific Northwest families, children and senior citizens have much-needed protein.
Agri Beef donated marinated steaks, bone-in hams, sliced short ribs, sweet Italian sausage and other beef and pork products to The Idaho Foodbank in Boise and the Second Harvest Inland Northwest in Spokane. In all, Agri Beef donated 60,000 pounds of food this month, which will provide 160,000 servings of nutritious protein.
In addition to the beef and pork products, Agri Beef made a cash donation of $50,000 to each of the food banks, for a total of $100,000 this year. In the past five years, Agri Beef has donated $250,000 to both Second Harvest and The Idaho Foodbank for a total corporate contribution of $500,000 to fight hunger in the Northwest over the period.
“Agri Beef is a family-owned company, and we care about the health and nutrition of our neighboring families in the Northwest,” said Rick Stott, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Agri Beef. “Our job is about feeding people – we provide delicious and healthy protein for all our customers. Partnering with the Idaho Foodbank and Second Harvest just makes sense for us. We are honored that our family can help feed other families in need.”
USDA guidelines recommend consuming an average of 6 ounces of protein per day, per person. But for families and seniors in need, protein is often a luxury they go without.
“This is an incredibly generous donation and couldn’t arrive at a more critical time,” says Karen Vauk, The Idaho Foodbank President and CEO. “We are committed to acquiring nutritious food for our partner agencies to distribute. Meat is one of the hardest to get, yet it is one of the most requested and most desperately needed. Agri Beef Co. is as committed to feeding people as we are, and this delivery will quickly go to feed hungry families throughout Idaho this winter.”
The Idaho Foodbank is distributing the meat to its network of mobile food pantries, as is Second Harvest, which distributes food throughout Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
“Especially now with so many more vulnerable families and seniors at risk of hunger, we are deeply appreciative of Agri Beef’s continued willingness to be a part of the hunger solution in our community,” said Jason Clark, executive director of Second Harvest. “Agri Beef has been committed to hunger relief in our community for many years.”
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For more information, please contact Jay Theiler, Executive Director, Marketing, Agri Beef at (208) 338-2627. To learn more about Agri Beef, which was started in 1968 as a ranching and cattle feeding operation, please visit www.Agribeef.com
For more information on:
The Idaho Foodbank, contact David Proctor, (208) 336-9643, ext. 237
Second Harvest, contact Rod Wieber, (509) 252-6259