Friday, December 9, 2011

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Boise--The Idaho Grower Shippers Association has pledged to donate three potatoes to The Idaho Foodbank for each fan who attends the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17.

With more than 28,000 fans projected to attend the game, the donation could be more than 84,000 potatoes or 42,000 pounds.

“This is an amazing contribution when it’s most needed,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO, The Idaho Foodbank. “During the holiday season, our demand is at its highest point of the year. We encourage people in the community to attend the game and drive this amount even higher.”

The donation will be made as a giant trailer load by the Idaho Grower Shippers Association, a nonprofit trade organization with more than 80 members who are engaged in the packing and shipping of Idaho Potatoes.

“We’re delighted to support the Idaho Foodbank and their vital mission while aligning with the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to showcase a great game on the field,” said Dean Gibson, chairman of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association.

The game is at 3:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium, featuring the Ohio Bobcats and Utah State Aggies.

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