It's rare to hear about a family with their very own annual food drive, but a Treasure Valley Family has just that!
Here's how it all started - one year on Teri Mahler's birthday, she was thinking about how blessed she was and what a wonderful group of family and friends she had. She thought, instead of gifts, she wanted her guests to bring food donations for the Idaho Foodbank!
The first year, the family collected 88 pounds of food. Teri decided to do it again. It grew and grew! Last year (year 8!) The Mahler Family Food Drive collected 748 pounds and $2,154 to donate.
To date, the family has collected 3,624 pounds of food and over $5,000 in cash. That equals 121,661 meals for the Idaho Foodbank to distribute! Incredible.
Just show up with your canned food and a small cash donation - and enjoy food, drinks, & festivities - including a kiddie carnival and crafts, a bounce house, live music, stories by the fire, a photo-booth, and more! There are contests and prizes too!
Year 1: 88 pounds
Year 2: 124 pounds
Year 3: 263 pounds
Year 4: 482 pounds
Year 5: 687 pounds and $285
Year 6: 606 pounds and $850
Year 7: 626 pounds and $1,940
Year 8: 748 pounds and $2,154
For more information on this Saturday's event - check out the Mahler Family Food Drive blog:
PS: Teri Mahler and her family will be featured as Seven's Heroes this Sunday at 10pm. Make sure you tune in!