Idaho’s beef industry recognizes its impact on Idaho and the effect it has on the local economies. Beef Counts is a program designed to provide a consistent supply of high-quality protein throughout the year to The Idaho Foodbank. This is done through cash and animal contributions made by Idaho cattle ranchers.
As the first program of its kind in the United States, Beef Counts and its partners, the Idaho Cattle Association, Idaho CattleWomen Council, Idaho Beef Council and Agri Beef Co., collectively support this innovative program, which quickly converts cash or live animal donations into nutritious beef for hungry Idaho families.
4-Hers from the Helping Hands 4-H Club are raising money through a community garage sale. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., you can come shop with Helping Hands 4-H Club at the junctions of Highways 72 and 30 in New Plymouth (5499 S. Highway 30). All the proceeds will be used to purchase and raise a beef animal with the goal of selling that animal at market weight. The cash will be donated to Beef Counts, and turned into wholesome, nutrient-rich beef to be distributed through the Idaho Foodbank. Beef Counts, a program established in 2010 by the Idaho beef industry, provides the Idaho Foodbank with a consistent source of high quality protein, as that is one of their greatest needs.
Wyatt Neal, Joe Shaw, Ben Holt and Jordan Smith, along with Emilee Holt, Maggie Shaw and Liz Shaw, volunteered at the Foodbank to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 19. They labeled beef donated through the Beef Counts program to get the meat ready for distribution. […]
The Idaho Foodbank was privileged to be able to address the Senate Agriculture Affairs Committee on Thursday, Jan. 31. The committee got both a briefing on hunger in Idaho and an update on the agricultural partnerships that are helping to feed our hungry neighbors. “The food bank world is changing dramatically,” […]
There is still a need for about 2,000 turkeys, hams and roasts in order to ensure hungry families in Idaho will have holiday meals this December. The goal of The Idaho Foodbank’s Hope for the Holidays campaign was 15,000 holiday meats for November and December. Donors provided 7,800 for Thanksgiving and another 5,200 thus […]