Micron donates 1,344 turkeys, 451 hams to Idaho Foodbank

Micron donates 1,344 turkeys, 451 hams to Idaho Foodbank
Posted at 3:16 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 17:16:27-05

The Idaho Foodbank announced Tuesday that Micron employees -– continuing a sixteen-year tradition -- have once again made a significant contribution to help fight hunger in the Gem State, donating 1,344 turkeys and 451 hams for holiday meals.

Micron provides employees an annual holiday gift (a choice of a ham or turkey) in appreciation of their work throughout the year. Since 2001, many employees have chosen to donate those received hams/turkeys to the 232,000 Idahoans who are food-insecure. 

“This year, the employees’ donations were massive increases over last year,” said Idaho Foodbank spokesman Mike Sharp. Last year, Micron employees provided 912 turkeys and 324 hams

“For many years now, ham and turkey donations to The Idaho Foodbank has become one the great traditions by our team members,” said Micron Community Relations Manager Kami Faylor. “We are honored to continue our partnership with The Idaho Foodbank to help ensure that others in our community has the comfort of a holiday meal.”

The Foodbank has a goal of distributing the food for nearly 3 million meals in the last two months of the year.

“For sixteen years, Micron employees have continued to provide a holiday gift to Idahoans who would otherwise have to go without,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “Their generosity will go a long way helping us meet our goal of distributing 3 million meals to finish the year.”