Supporting our communities and the future leaders of our industry is important to the Idaho Grower Shippers Association and its members. Whether it be cash donations or potato deliveries, we support organizations that feed underprivileged Idahoans. Additionally, the IGSA contributes thousands of dollars in scholarship money each year to support higher education endeavors by sons and daughters of individuals involved in the Idaho potato industry. All of these contributions are made possible by the generous donations of our members and sponsors.
Feeding America is a national organization that has taken upon itself the task to change the reality that 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. Through a network of food banks staffed by employees and volunteers, the organization feeds many of Idaho's most needy families. The IGSA has provided donations to Feeding America since 2012 and was able to donate $2,000 in 2016.
Idaho Food Bank
The Idaho Food Bank is headquartered in Boise, but provides service to communities throughout the state to families struggling with hunger. The Idaho Grower Shippers Association had the honor of facilitating delivery of thousands of pounds of potatoes to the Idaho Food Bank in 2016.
The IGSA Scholarship Program
The Idaho Grower Shippers Association offers $10,000 in scholarship money each year to support higher education endeavors by sons and daughters of individuals involved in the Idaho potato industry.
- The student's mother, father, or legal guardian must be a member of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association, or employed by a member of the IGSA.
- The student must be college committed.
- The student must demonstrate a financial need.
The student may submit a completed Scholarship Application online. Letters of recommendation and the student's transcripts can be uploaded online as well.
Watch for the Scholarship Application, coming soon.