- June 21st, 2012
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The Idaho Foodbank today announced it will receive a $10,000 donation from the H.J. Heinz Company and Heinz Company Foundation to support its mission of feeding the hungry in Idaho.
It is estimated the funds will provide approximately 30,000 meals to hungry Idaho families. Heinz provides community grants and donations to a variety of organizations, with preference given to those based in areas where the company has operations.
“We strive to be a generous benefactor, especially in the areas where we operate,” said Tammy Aupperle, chair of the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation. “We are pleased to help those in need in the Idaho area, where we operate a plant in Pocatello.”
The Heinz Pocatello plant is a 500,000-square-foot facility that produces a variety of Heinz frozen foods, including Smart Ones® entrees and bag meals, Ore-Ida® Easy Fries, Nancy’s® Appetizers, and T.G.I. Friday’s® snacks.
“It’s terrific to see a global company like Heinz helping to make a difference right in our own local community,” said Joye Jones, manager of the Foodbank’s Eastern Branch in Pocatello. “The grant will go a long way in helping those in need right here in Idaho.”