BOISE - WinCo has partnered with Hormel to donate thousands of hams to help feed those in need in the Treasure Valley this holiday season.

The companies delivered a truckload of nearly 3,400 half hams to the Idaho Foodbank Thursday morning.

"We've got a great opportunity today to show what a caring community this is, and the companies that are behind that commitment for healthy and nutritious food being available to families who are in need," said Idaho Foodbank President Karen Vauk.

The donation is part of a long-running national effort by Hormel Foods. This year the company is giving more than 38,000 hams to charities nationwide.