A partnership between two Idaho organizations has led to food insecurity relief to more than a thousand households in the state.
The memory solutions company gave each employee a harm or turkey which staff members can choose to donate to the foodbank. This year, 1,135 turkeys and 434 hams were donated to more than 1,000 households.
The tradition between The Idaho Foodbank and Micron has been held for 12 years, in which time Micron has delivered more than 239,100 pounds of food. According to the foodbank, that equates to 199,000 meals.
“We appreciate the generous contribution of Micron employees to make this donation happen,” said Randy Ford, president and chief executive officer of nonprofit food organization. “Micron’s ongoing support of The Idaho Foodbank has made a difference and this donation will help more of our neighbors enjoy a holiday meal.”
Along with the holiday food donations, Micron’s employees engage in a volunteer program with the foodbank to donate time and talent for hunger relief programs. The Micron Foundation has also contributed more than $900,000 to the foodbank through its philanthropy and team member donation matching program.
“In the spirit of continued giving, Micron is also celebrating November as Giving Month, leading up to Giving Tuesday. This month-long initiative includes various information sessions, volunteer activities, and giving campaigns set up to encourage employees to engage in acts of generosity and volunteerism throughout the month,” stated The Idaho Foodbank in a release.
However, the foodbank programs aren’t the only ones that Micron has been engaged in since its founding 24 years ago. Since 1999, the foundation has given more than $180 million to different philanthropic efforts, including grants, programs and volunteer initiatives that provide equitable opportunities for underrepresented populations.
The Idaho Foodbank continues to accept donations and has a goal this season to provide 4 million meals for Idaho residents facing food insecurity. More information about the programs and how to get involved can be found at idahofoodbank.org/events/.