ASHTON, Idaho (KIFI) — Fall River Electric Cooperative is hosting its sixth annual holiday food drive called “Stuff the Trailer” at local area grocery stores through Dec. 21.
This event is for the benefit of four area food banks including Rexburg, Ashton, Driggs and West Yellowstone.
Non-perishable food items are wanted and needed including items such as pasta, cold cereal, canned fruit and other canned goods.
This year for the first time, Fall River Electric has invited local high school senior classes to join in. The Cooperative created the Senior Class Food Drive Challenge where local senior classes compete with one another to collect the greatest number of pounds of non-perishable food per senior class member. The winning senior class will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize that they can use for any worthwhile school project.
“The winning senior class will also be awarded a traveling trophy to mark their accomplishment as we expect this competition will go forward for years to come,” Fall River Electric CEO/General Manager Bryan Case said. “Our hope is that we can raise awareness of food insecurity in many Fall River Electric member households and how members can help each other by donating food,” Case added.
The food collected by Fall River Electric will be donated to the local food banks following the holiday season.
Fall River Electric is also inviting local businesses to donate either food items or money to purchase what the local food banks need. If you would like to help, you can call Fall River Electric at 800-632-5726 and make a tax-deductible monetary contribution.