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A berry sweet lady

In this era of COVID-19 it is nice to hear good news, and this is berry good news. Our organization is preparing to serve food insecure children and their families a free lunch and an escape from the epidemic with a day at Anne Morrison Park.

All told we will serve over 5,000 lunches including a sandwich. With half the sandwiches peanut butter and jelly for the kids, that takes a lot of jelly. Out of the blue I called a small farm for a donation. Didn’t expect them to donate but thought they might know a larger corporation that could contribute. Was I ever pleasantly surprised.

The farm was so small the owner herself answered the phone. She not only agreed to make and send 28 GALLONS of Wildbeary all natural huckleberry jelly, but she arranged for the trucking company she works with to provide free delivery from 380 miles away in Hayden, Idaho.

Charlene Shaver from Shaver farms, you are a berry sweet lady; the only way you could be sweeter is to enjoy some of your delicious jelly. I thank you and the kids and their families thank you.

Bruce Wingate, Founder, Protect Idaho Kids Foundation



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