August 17, 2007

CRAPO ASSISTS WITH FOOD DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS

Tours Idaho-Canada border station meets with Kootenai group

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joins members of a public-private partnership in the Coeur d'Alene area today to help distribute 10,000 pounds of fresh produce and other food items to dozens of senior citizens, families, veterans and others needing supplemental groceries. The food distribution effort is headed by the Coeur d'Alene Basin Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the Spokane-based Second Harvest Inland Northwest.

Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture and Finance Committees with jurisdiction over nutrition issues, spoke about feeding the hungry during the Idaho Hunger Summit earlier this year in Boise. The food distribution effort is being coordinated by volunteers at the Post Falls American Legion Post.

Crapo will also visit with members of the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative during a stop in Bonners Ferry and he will examine increased border security measures put in place at the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Eastport during a trip to the U.S. - Canada border.

Friday, August 17th:
8:00 a.m. Post Falls Joins volunteers to bag and distribute 10,000 pounds of perishable food items as part of a visit by the Thrivent Homegrown Help Program. At the Post Falls American Legion Post 143, 1138 E. Poleline Road.

10:45 a.m. Eastport Inspects security improvements at the U.S. Border Patrol Station on the U.S. - Canadian border on U.S. Highway 95.

3:30 p.m. Bonners Ferry Meets with members of the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative (KVRI) to discuss resource and collaborative issues. At the Kootenai Tribal Headquarters boat ramp.



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