S. Idaho fields gleaned to help feed the hungry
CASTLEFORD, Idaho (AP) -- Crop growers in southern Idaho are donating food gleaned from their fields to help feed the hungry.
The Times-News reports Lance Phillips was among members of a Kimberly church who recently gleaned a cornfield owned by the Rock Ridge Dairy in Castleford, collecting the food leftover after the land had been harvested.
The corn gleaned from the field will be donated to a soup kitchen in Twin Falls and other charities.
To the west in Boise, Tami Masarik is among volunteers who glean the Peaceful Belly Farm and donate the food to the Idaho Food Bank.
Masarik says the farm's owners have always donated food but having a network of gleaning volunteers to collect excess or overripe crops makes the giving more consistent.
Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com