Idaho’s beef industry recognizes its impact on Idaho and the effect it has on the local economies. Beef Counts is a program designed to provide a consistent supply of high-quality protein throughout the year to The Idaho Foodbank. This is done through cash and animal contributions made by Idaho cattle ranchers.
As the first program of its kind in the United States, Beef Counts and its partners, the Idaho Cattle Association, Idaho CattleWomen Council, Idaho Beef Council and Agri Beef Co., collectively support this innovative program, which quickly converts cash or live animal donations into nutritious beef for hungry Idaho families.
Wyatt Neal, Joe Shaw, Ben Holt and Jordan Smith, along with Emilee Holt, Maggie Shaw and Liz Shaw, volunteered at the Foodbank to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 19. They labeled beef donated through the Beef Counts program to get the meat ready for distribution. Read More
The Idaho Foodbank was privileged to be able to address the Senate Agriculture Affairs Committee on Thursday, Jan. 31. The committee got both a briefing on hunger in Idaho and an update on the agricultural partnerships that are helping to feed our hungry neighbors. “The food bank world is changing dramatically,” Read More