Micron employees donate turkeys and hams to Idaho Foodbank

Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 11:44:03-05

BOISE, Idaho — Employees with Micron Technology have donated turkeys and hams to the Idaho Foodbank for the 19th year in a row, just in time for Thanksgiving. Each year, Micron provides a turkey or ham to each employee who can choose to donate them to the Foodbank.

This year, employees gave 1,684 turkeys and 827 hams, bringing food to over 2,500 homes. Since 2011, Micron has delivered more than 210,800 pounds of food, providing enough for over 175,000 meals for Idaho residents.

Earlier this year, Micron granted $250,000 from its COVID-19 Response Fund to support the Idaho Foodbank. The Foodbank says it is applying $100,000 of the grant to expand hunger relief services on Native American reservations in Idaho.

"Micron is a longtime partner of The Idaho Foodbank. Their generosity this year, particularly in the face of a global pandemic, is reassuring and heartening,” said Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “This annual tradition is especially inspiring as the employees participate with the sole intention to ensure that neighbors in need have an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal.”

The Idaho Foodbank's offices and warehouses will close at 3 p.m. on November 25, 26 and 27 for the holiday. If you need food assistance, click here.