Primeland Coop $25,000 donation helps mobile food pantry feed the hungry

JULIAETTA, ID - The Idaho Foodbank got a big gift Tuesday from Primeland Cooperatives and their parent company CHS.

Juliaetta resident Vickey Wessman and her husband depend on the Idaho Foodbank Mobile Food Pantry that comes through the area, every month."

"Most people in this town are loggers," Wessman. "So when it gets too hot or too wet, they shut them down. So we really appreciate it."

The Wessman's are one of about 90 families that the mobile food pantry serves.

"Everybody will get a bag of those, everybody will get a bottle of salad dressing," said Foodbank Director Larry Haylette.

Haylette of the Juliaetta-Kendrick Good Samaritan Foodbank volunteers his time every month at the parking lot to hand out food, even in the sweltering heat.

"Today we're fortunate enough to have the refrigeration truck so we can keep the cooler ones in there," said Haylette.

My temperature gauge says 107-degrees, yet people stood in line for 30 minutes just to get in line for the mobile food pantry. The volunteers perform an invaluable task in the heat of July, as do the donors who make the food pantry possible.

"Donating $1 can feed three meals for one individual," said Idaho Foodbank Branch Manager Cari Miller.

Primeland Coorperatives and their parent company CHS made it possible for the food pantry to serve even more people in the North Central Idaho region with a $25,000 donation. People helping people, helping people.

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