A semi-truck arrived packed with more than fifty-thousand pounds of market-ready, high-quality spuds from cellars across Southeast Idaho to North Idaho food banks.
The President of the Kootenai County Farm Farm Bureau Joe Dobson.
says the state’s county Farm Bureau’s had an opportunity to help out.
“Its just a pleasure that we can help out in some way here, to give these potatoes to our local food banks. These are being distributed here for the 10 northern counties on behalf of the Idaho State Farm Bureau and we are just glad that we are able to help out in some fashion during the pandemic,”
Palates of potatoes — about 1,000 bags, 50 pounds each — were carefully unloaded from the truck from a forklift operated by the facilities manager of the fairgrounds and set in a building for distribution. The local farm Bureaus paid for the potatoes. The Idaho State Farm Bureau covered transportation costs.