The Idaho Foodbank receives $10,000 donation from
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Pocatello, ID – Eastern Idaho’s food-insecure population received a major boost on Monday, with the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation officially presenting The Idaho Foodbank with a check for $10,000.
“Our community is growing and so are its needs,” says Rocky Mountain Power Customer and Community Manager Timothy Solomon (pictured above with The Idaho Foodbank’s Rebecca Ristrem). “Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recognizes the necessity for organizations to work hand-in-hand with the Foodbank to make sure those needs will be met.”
With more than 60,000 people in eastern Idaho needing help to put food on their tables, Monday’s donation will keep families from having to make the difficult choice between food and other necessities like rent, medicine or utilities.
“Rocky Mountain Power Foundation didn’t just help The Idaho Foodbank today,” says the Foodbank’s Pocatello Branch Manager Rebecca Ristrem. “In a very real sense, this donation will help get much-needed food into some of the most remote and under-served communities in Idaho.”
With every dollar The Idaho Foodbank receives from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, the organization will be able to provide the food needed for three meals. That means today’s donation will translate to 30,000 meals to help hungry families, seniors and children in eastern Idaho.
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power. For more information, visit, www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation.