8th Farmers Feeding Families food giveaway helps 600 families

“There is a need, no question about that.”
Published: Mar. 27, 2021 at 12:13 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The 8th Farmers Feeding Families food giveaway took place Saturday morning at the County West Building. The first car was in line at 5:45 a.m.

“There is a need, there is no question about that, and we are very grateful to try to fill that need, and we do it collectively as volunteers,” said Twin Falls County Commissioner Brent Reinke.

Each car received 2 food boxes from the Idaho Food Bank, a case of Chobani Yogurt and a case of Clif Bars.

“We’re just tickled to death to give food to people who need it and be able to help our community especially in these difficult times with COVID and everything else that we’ve been working with,” said Reinke.

The Twin Falls Police Department helps facilitate the flow of traffic for this event, and now have the process down to a science.

“Sometimes we have a lot more people than we have food, and one of the things that we try to do is make sure the traffic runs smoothly,” said SGT. Ryan Howe with the Twin Falls Police Department. “With this many people in such a short period of time, what we try to do is make sure the people who have food are able to leave and the people who need food are able to come in, and make sure it’s done in an orderly fashion.”

The Police Department is also able to help deliver food to community members who do not have transportation to the giveaway.

“Some people can’t make it down here and what we try to do is get it to again people that we’ve met who could benefit from the services, or benefit from having the food,” said SGT. Howe.

The food giveaway was able to help feed 600 families.

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