Boise State is working with Riverence Provisions of Buhl, Idaho to donate 50,000 pounds of frozen trout to the community.
Riverence will distribute trout from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 19th or until they run out, in Boise State’s West Stadium parking lot.
“It has been one of the most challenging years we have ever faced and we have been looking for a way to serve the community during this pandemic,” Riverence’s CEO, Rob Young said. “We truly appreciate the university helping us coordinate a safe way to distribute what we are able to donate, and we hope this donation will help the community.”
Riverence packed the fish in 10-and 20-pound boxes. People may get either, if still available.
To make this a COVID-19 safe food distribution, Boise State and Riverence are asking people to stay in their cars while picking up their food. Guests may not show up before 8 a.m. There will be traffic flaggers by ExtraMile Arena and Albertsons Stadium to get guests to the distribution center as efficiently as possible. There will also be an area for walk-up distribution.
“Boise State is pleased to be able to provide a location, infrastructure and staff to help Riverence facilitate their generous donation,” the university’s chief financial officer, Mark Heil said. “We know food insecurity is one of the major issues facing our students and other members of our community. To be able to provide assistance during the stressful holiday period, at the end of a stressful year, means a great deal to all of us at the university.”
Also part of the distribution partnership is the College of Southern Idaho and the Idaho Foodbank.