The Idaho State Elks Association’s 2013 Food Caravan on Sept. 14 raised nearly $110,000 in food and cash donations for the Elks Rehab System.
Led by a Boise Police Department motorcycle escort, the official caravan of more than 35 decorated vehicles traveled from the Boise Elks Lodge to the Elks Rehab Hospital, where tons of food was unloaded and cash counted.
The Elks, who traveled to Boise from across the state, enjoyed a day of tours, demonstrations and screenings at the Elks Rehab Hospital, and a Meals-on-Wheels-style lunch at the Boise Senior Center.
“A lot of hard work and effort is reflected behind the impressive food and cash figures,” said Grant Jones, director of development for the Elks Rehab System. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Elks Lodges and members, food companies and businesses who donated food, and the College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Program for leading the caravan and transporting food.”
Donations from the Food Caravan are used for the Elks Rehab Hospital’s food service and Meals on Wheels programs.