The Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Bingham Coop representatives presented a check for $12,980.61 to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) Wednesday. Making this presentation from the left are Einer Swensen, Karl Bame, Mike Jensen (general manager), Jeff Nii (marketing manager), Julia Campbell (SEICAA director), Bobette Beesley (Bingham County SEICAA coordinator), Jodie Hackworth, Denise Smith, Dave McKinnon and Gabriel Rodriguez.
During the month of March, Bingham Coop employees, customers and partners in Blackfoot and American Falls donated $12,980.61 to help clients of the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
"I'm really excited; this will help a lot," said SEICAA Director Julia Campbell.
The almost $13,000 will be divided among SEICAA offices in Bingham, Bannock and Power counties.
"This will help us keep our shelves full," said Bobette Beesley, Bingham County SEICAA coordinator.
"We wanted to help the need in our community," said Jeff Nii, Bingham Coop marketing manager. "Our community stretches from Rexburg to Raft River.
"We are going to make this an annual event," Nii said. "We hope to do even better next year."
This is the second annual Cenex Harvest States (CHS) Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive that is sponsored by the Country Operations division of CHS.
From March 1 through March 16, CHS locations in 287 communities across the country raised a combined total of more than 2.45 million meals for hungry families. This included 652,000 pounds of canned and fresh foods and $360,000 in cash and grain donated to regional food banks.