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Idaho’s beef community is working hard to end hunger in our state. 

Food pantries have a great need for high quality protein, and the Idaho beef industry operates a unique program called Beef Counts, to help meet that need. 

can you help?

Join Idaho’s farmers and ranchers in fighting hunger by making your secure online, tax-deductible donation today!

 I want to help feed idaho's families in need 


If you would rather send a check to support the cause, that's great too!

  • Make checks payable to The Idaho Foodbank.
  • Include a note with the check to indicate that it should be applied to the Beef Counts program to help the staff managing the mailed-in donations.
  • Make a Note on the check, in the Memo line to indicate it's for the Beef Counts program.
  • Mail check directly to The Idaho Foodbank at: 
    • 3630 E Commercial St, Meridian, ID 83642

the need

Back in 2010, the Idaho beef community learned that The Idaho Foodbank was in need of high quality protein products to distribute to families in need – and recent events have only heightened that need. Working together we can make a difference.

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the program

The goal is simple: to ensure that those in need in the community have access to nutritious, high-quality protein. As the first program of its kind in the United States, the Beef Counts program unites all of Idaho’s beef industry, in partnership with The Idaho Foodbank.

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the impact

In 2019, the Beef Counts program achieved 1.5 million servings of nutritious beef provided to food-insecure families in Idaho since the program’s inception in 2010. There's no question that the protein provided by Beef Counts fuels bodies and makes communities strong.

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thank you to all our beef counts partners!

In addition to the contributions of so many individuals, we could not do it without the dedication and commitment of all of the beef industry and community partners.

Idaho Cattle Association

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Agri Beef Company

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Idaho Cattlewomen Council

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idaho food bank

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