In a state where cattle outnumber people, it is no surprise that the Idaho Beef Industry has had a tremendous impact on local communities and the economy of Idaho. July is Idaho Beef Month and it is also our opportunity to say “Thank You” to the industry for supporting neighbors facing hunger through the Beef Counts program.
Idaho Beef Council Vice-Chair, Bill Lickley talks about the ten-year anniversary of Beef Counts and how the Idaho beef industry works together to supply families in need with nutritious beef products to promote nutrition. This was filmed at an Idaho Beef Council distribution in Gooding last summer during the height of the pandemic. To recognize Idaho Beef Month and help thank the ranchers and the beef industry we will be featuring articles, recipes and other useful information. We cannot over-emphasize the need for nutritious protein to help our neighbors in Idaho who struggle with food insecurity.
Beef Night on the Ice with The Idaho Steelheads supports The Idaho Foodbank and the Beef Counts program while enjoying a Steelheads hockey game! Double R Ranch Northwest Beef hot dogs and burgers sold at the Arena will be 50 percent off and The Idaho Foodbank will raffle off a Traeger Tailgater Wood Pellet Grill at their table on the concourse during the game.
The 6th annual Idaho Beef Council Race For The Steaks benefiting the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and The Idaho Foodbank. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun at beautiful Ann Morrison Park in Boise. Steak dinner for all participants.
More than 1.5 million 3 oz. servings of beef have been distributed through the Beef Counts program in an effort to ‘Give Hunger the Boot.’ This campaign helps feed hungry Idahoans like Vanessa, who recently received a food box at a mobile pantry in a small rural town in Southwest Idaho.
For many Idahoans, summer time means grill time. As part of beef month, our talented dietitian Alexa has shared a delicious recipe with beef and veggie kabobs that go straight from freezer to grill.