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Boise State Partners With Riverence Provisions to Donate 50,000 Pounds of Frozen Trout



Boise State has partnered with Riverence Provisions of Buhl, Idaho, to distribute 50,000 pounds of frozen, restaurant-quality trout to the local community. The distribution, in partnership with the College of Southern Idaho and the Idaho Foodbank, will take place in Boise State’s West Stadium parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, or while supplies last. 

“It has been one of the most challenging years we have ever faced and we have been looking for a way to serve the community during this pandemic. We truly appreciate the university helping us coordinate a safe way to distribute what we are able to donate, and we hope this donation will help the community,” said Rob Young, Riverence’s CEO.

In an effort to comply with all local health and safety regulations, individuals are asked to please remain in their vehicles as they drive through to receive a donation. Signs, cones and campus safety employees will be positioned to direct traffic in and out of the distribution area on the day of the event.

The assorted cuts of frozen fish are packaged in 10- and 20-pound boxes and guests may receive one of either size, subject to availability. Traffic flaggers will be in place to direct cars into a queue through the parking lot, located between ExtraMile Arena and Albertsons Stadium, to the distribution location. Vehicles are prohibited from queueing prior to 8 a.m. and must obey all traffic laws while on public roadways. A separate area will be designated for walk-up distribution and signs will be in place to safely route people on foot or bicycle to the area. 

“Boise State is pleased to be able to provide a location, infrastructure and staff to help Riverence facilitate their generous donation,” said Mark Heil, the university’s chief financial officer. “We know food insecurity is one of the major issues facing our students and other members of our community. To be able to provide assistance during the stressful holiday period, at the end of a stressful year, means a great deal to all of us at the university.”


Media Contacts: George Thoma, Office of Communications and Marketing,, (208) 207-3358       

About Boise State University

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About Riverence Provisions, LLC

Riverence Provisions, LLC is a leading provider of trout and steelhead based in Buhl, Idaho. From their farms and processing locations in the Magic Valley, Riverence provides grocers, chefs and food industry professionals nationwide with a variety of sustainably sourced, traceable gourmet trout products. Learn more at