Thinking Out of the Box
The Idaho Foodbank is an amazing place. Picture a
warehouse filled with pallets of potatoes, lentils, & dried
beans and a rainbow of cans, boxes, & packages of food, all
donated by the generous people of Idaho. Cindi Bigelow, CEO
of family owned Bigelow Tea, toured this impressive organization
recently while she visited Bigelow's plant in Boise Idaho.
The local Bigelow plant has found a unique way to support the
Foodbank. Every week, we generate hundreds of empty
corrugated boxes that our packaging material comes in.
In the past, these boxes were recycled. Then we figured out
The Idaho Foodbank could use them to distribute food to Idaho
families in need. Now, we collect the boxes and The Idaho
Foodbank stops by once a week to pick them up. We're on
pace to supply 24,000 boxes this year. Because they get
this many boxes from us, The Idaho Foodbank is able to provide an
additional 72,000 meals.
Bigelow Tea cares about the environment, the community, and
wellness. Our relationship with The Idaho Foodbank hits all
three: we re-use boxes, which helps the environment, each box
that is used helps feed a hungry person from our community, and
we're proud that The Idaho Foodbank focuses on nutrition - a key
ingredient in wellness. We are proud to support The Idaho
Foodbank. If you would like to know more about this fantastic
organization, look them up at www.idahofoodbank.org
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