Twenty students chose The Idaho Foodbank’s Lewiston branch as the place to do a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day. Eighteen students from Lewis-Clark State College and two from Jennifer Junior High helped repack 3,750 pounds of pearl onions, 874 pounds of french fries and 3,294 pounds of Cuban-style black beans. They also labeled 3,192 cans.
The Foodbank often receives donations of bulk food items and unlabeled cans. The only way to distribute them is to repack the bulk food into family-sized containers and put ingredient labels on the cans. The work these young people did was extremely valuable, and we are very grateful.