Cranksgiving Turkey Drive in Pocatello

PROVIDING HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Since the start of the pandemic, The Idaho Foodbank has been delivering 49% more food its 465 partners. The year has been challenging for so many, but this holiday and every day, we are grateful to the folks helping to put food on their neighbor’s table.

During this holiday season we are seeing an outpouring of generosity in communities across the state. People are giving their time, talents and treasure to help ensure that Idahoans everywhere can enjoy a holiday meal. In Pocatello, they even do it on bikes.

The Cranksgiving Turkey Drive in Pocatello puts a unique and healthy “spin” on the Thanksgiving holiday. They literally bike the birds in.

Anyone with a bike is invited to “cycle-and-deliver” the turkeys to the Bannock County Fairgrounds where they are distributed to Eastern Idaho families in need. Last month, volunteers served over 700 families (just in the first hour and a half) and a total of 925 households in one day!

The meals consisted of a whole turkey, potatoes, green beans, stuffing, corn, and pie filling. The drive through style distribution made it possible for families to stay in their cars while volunteers delivered the meals.