June was Dairy Month at the Idaho Foodbank. Albertson’s helped raise money for milk; Girl Scouts provided the cookies … but the largest donation was a brand new refrigerated truck from Dairy West to add to their fleet of 10 others.
Morgan Wilson is the Chief Development Officer for the Idaho Foodbank. She says that this donation addresses their main hurdle to ensure food security.
“When we talk about hunger relief and the need for emergency food, we’re not talking about a food scarcity issue,” she explains. “We’re actually talking about an access issue.”
That’s where the truck comes in. By keeping food fresh while in transit to more than 400 locations across Idaho, more people are given access to perishable food, including dairy and fresh produce.
Wilson says that these foods tend to be more nutritious, so the truck is especially important in distributing healthier options.
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