Some of the happy participants at the Idaho Stampede's volunteer day at Picnic in the Park.
Account Executive Gary Lalanne (left) and Media and Public Relations Coordinator Travis Tate, both from the Idaho Stampede, play a little three-on-three at Owyhee Park with youngsters who participate in the Picnic in the Park lunch program.
Idaho Foodbank summer program runs through August 17
The Idaho Stampede will play basketball with area youth at four locations during “Picnic in the Park,” The Idaho Foodbank’s free summer lunch program.
“The Idaho Foodbank is an integral part of the Treasure Valley community, and we appreciate the work they do every day as they help feed area kids and families” said Steve Brandes, Stampede President and GM. “We just want to do our part and help draw more public attention to the hungry and help feed future Stampede fans.”
“Picnic in the Park” served 26,700 free meals last summer and has a goal of 50,000 meals served this summer. During the first seven weeks of service, the Foodbank summer staff served 38,980 free lunches, compared with 16,799 in 2010, an increase of 132%.
The lunches are served at 18 sites in Boise, including parks, apartment complexes, mobile home parks and schools from June 6 until August 17. Stampede Head Coach Randy Livingston, members of the Stampede Spirit Dance Team or front office personnel will be at the following parks and gathering areas during the next few weeks.
Location Date Time
Owyhee Park, 3400 W. Elder, Boise ID 83705 July 27 11:30-Noon
Manitou Park, 2001 S. Manitou, Boise ID 83706 August 5 11:45-12:15
Sunset Park, 2625 N. 32nd Street, Boise ID 83703 August 10 11:30-Noon
Oak Park Village Apartments, 2888 Cherry Lane, Boise ID 83705 August 16 11:30-1:00
Children between the ages of 1-18 are eligible, and there is no paperwork to complete. Parents are welcome to purchase a lunch for themselves for $1. For more information, including a complete list of “Picnic in the Park” sites and all lunch programs statewide, go to: www.idahofoodbank.org.
About the Idaho Stampede
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About the Idaho Foodbank
Major partners for Picnic in the Park this year are the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Idaho State Department of Education. Picnic in the Park also received support from ConAgra Foods, Share Our Strength, Champion Windows and Boise City Parks and Recreation.
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