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KTVB Channel 7 put the finishing touch on its Community Cares Day with a check for $33,138.59. General Manager Doug Armstrong and Community Service Director Sally Craven presented the results of the all-day drive to Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk. Cares Day benefited the Boise Rescue Mission and The Salvation Army as well as the Foodbank.
The two gifts marked the wrap-up of the most successful Community Cares Day in the event’s four-year history. On Dec. 8, cars, trucks, buses and even motorcycles lined up all morning in Boise, Nampa, Eagle and Twin Falls in order to drop off food and cash with the scores of volunteers who worked during the event. Even Gov. Butch Otter visited the Nampa site, in the Idaho Center parking lot.
Just a few days ago, on Friday, Jan. 25, Cummins Family Produce had distributed 8,000 pounds of fresh Idaho potatoes to Foodbank partner agencies. The donation is the final portion of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association’s Community Cares Day commitment to donate a truckload of potatoes. IGSA members have already donated 28,000 pounds as part of its program “The Idaho Potato Industry Unites Against Hunger.”
We are truly grateful to KTVB Channel 7, all the sponsors and corporate donors who contributed so generously and to the hundreds of individuals who found it in their hearts to help care for their hungry neighbors this winter.