Valley Wide Cooperative and Land O' Lakes have partnered together to help fulfill a grant request to the Giving Cupboard in Rigby. The grant will be used to help families that are food insecure in Jefferson County. Feeding America indicates that more than 3,000 people in Jefferson County are food insecure, meaning they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Since the county-run food pantry program was closed in early 2018, the Giving Cupboard has been distributing food to people in need in Jefferson County twice a month from the basement of the Rigby City Library. In February 2019, they served 111 households at the food pantry. Their goal is to change from the traditional food pantry that supplies canned and boxed foods to a choice food pantry where clients can select fresh, frozen, canned and boxed food items once per week. For 100 Years Valley Wide Cooperative has been treating you like a neighbor, providing you with the very best service and giving back to our communities...We plan on giving back to our communities well into the next 100 years and beyond.

Pictured (Jorja Bazil- Rexburg Valley Country Store Manager and Kori Ellis -Giving Cupboard)