ASHTON, Idaho — Fall River Electric Cooperative will be hosting its third annual holiday food drive called “Stuff the Truck” during the month of December at four local grocery stores starting in Ashton on Friday, December 4. These four events will benefit the local food banks including the North Fremont Food Pantry in Ashton, Teton Valley Food Pantry in Driggs, the Rexburg Food Pantry and the social service food bank in West Yellowstone, Montana. Non-perishable food items are wanted and needed including such items as pasta, cold cereal, peanut butter and canned fruit and chicken.
Fall River Electric CEO/General Manager Bryan Case said, “As we have checked into our local food pantries, they report the need for non-perishable food is now more than ever needed. Many of our local neighbors have been impacted by the pandemic are in need of food and our local food banks are doing an exceptional job in helping.” Case added, “Now we need to help them.”
The food drive this Friday, December 4 will be conducted at Dave’s Jubilee in Ashton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will be given to the North Fremont Food Pantry that serves residents of the Ashton and Island Park areas.
Other “Stuff the Truck” events are scheduled for the remainder of December including Friday, December 11 at Broulim’s in Rexburg from 4 to 6 p.m.; Friday, December 18 at both the Food Roundup and the Market Place in West Yellowstone , Montana from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the concluding event at Broulim’s in Driggs on Wednesday, December 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Fall River Electric is also inviting local businesses to donate either food items or money to purchase what the food banks need. If you are unable to attend these food drives, you can call Fall River Electric at 208.652.7431 and make a tax-deductible monetary contribution to the food bank of your choice.
Office hours at Fall River Electric are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join us for “Stuff the Truck” to help less fortunate individuals and families during the holiday season.