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$25,000 worth of beef donated to the Idaho Foodbank

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 13:30:37-05

BOISE, Idaho — Agri Beef donated $25,000 worth of Beef to the Idaho Foodbank this month to give Idahoans the chance to share a special meal with their families.

“It is fundamentally important to provide beef protein to individuals and families, giving them the essential nutrients to stay healthy in order to work through difficult times,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank. “It is even more special during the holidays because this program not only provides families the opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal together but also gives them the gift of knowing that someone cares."

Several organizations helped make the donation happen as part of the Beef Counts program. Idaho cattle ranchers, the Idaho Cattle Association, Idaho Cattlewomen Council, Idaho Beef Council and Agri Beef, and community fundraising and support from grocery retailers have helped address the challenge for quality protein.

“As we kick-off 2021, we know that protein insecurity isn’t going away. We made our recent donation so families in Idaho will continue to have high-quality beef protein at their tables after the holidays are over,” said Jay Theiler, Executive VP of Strategy and PR at Agri Beef. “A core value at Agri Beef is to provide high-quality beef to our customers. It is what we do for a living, so it just made sense that we continue to give back to families in our communities that are experiencing tough times."

According to a news release, Beef Counts has donated over 1.7 million servings of beef to the food bank since 2010. To learn more about how to help with hunger relief efforts, click here.