Mustard Seed, Idaho Foodbank feed hundreds during Community Food Distribution event

Posted at 6:17 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 17:26:21-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Mustard Seed and their partners at the Idaho Foodbank distributed hundreds of pounds food to those in need in the community Saturday, and they're not done yet!

They say they plan to do food distributions like this one once a month until the end of the year.

It's part of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

As Idaho News 6 has reported, some farmers have been forced to dump milk and other products because of the coronavirus pandemic. This program takes those extra products and puts it into the hands of those who need it most.

Organizers say the food is all high quality and almost all local--something that's important for filling hungry bellies.

"Lot's of really fresh vegetables, pre-cooked meats, great dairy products, and our friends at Chobani have also donated a case of yogurt for each family to get," said Katie Onaindia, a nutrition education specialist with The Idaho Foodbank.

Volunteers were able to hand out around 1,500 boxes of food at the event Saturday--which will feed about 750 households in the Twin Falls community.