Warm hearts overcame snow and cold temperatures for the fifth annual 7 Cares Day. That meant Christmas wishes across Idaho came true on Saturday, Dec. 7, when hundreds of Idahoans donated thousands of dollars and pounds of food to ensure their neighbors had meals through the holidays and beyond.
KTVB-TV’s extraordinary six-hour food and fund drive benefited The Idaho Foodbank along with The Salvation Army, the Boise Rescue Mission, and Jubilee House in Twin Falls.
The preliminary results show donations to the Foodbank will provide more than 35,000 meals.
Cars, trucks, buses, a parade of Volkswagen beetles, an ancient VW Thing and even an armored car were among the vehicles lined up 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.
Tyson once again donated nearly 32,000 pounds of chicken, which will be divided by the Foodbank, Salvation Army and Rescue Mission. The Micron Technology Foundation made its annual donation of $2,500 each to the three agencies, and many other businesses and organizations also gave generously.
We are enormously indebted to everyone who made, and continues to make, this event such an outstanding and important one. To KTVB President and General Manager Doug Armstrong and the entire staff, to all the volunteers and especially to all the corporate and personal donors we are profoundly grateful. What you did will touch and benefit thousands of Idaho families in very real ways.
You can use this link to see KTVB’s story on the Cares Day results.