IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Falls YMCA has a little bit more money. Idahoan Foods presented them with a $25,000 check today.
The YMCA is known for helping the community, and especially kids. They say this check will go to their programs so more kids can participate.
"It gives us the opportunity to sponsor children to come to our learning center to have a safe place to come during the day or after school when they would otherwise not have a safe place to go home to and learn and be enriched," says Monica Bitrick, CEO of Idaho Falls YMCA.
Idahoan Foods says it is happy to contribute to the youth in our area.
"We're tremendously excited about this, this is a great opportunity for us. Idahoan Foods is one of the community's largest employers and with that becomes a social responsibility of reaching out and helping those people who helped us build the company to the point that it is today," says Drew Facer, President/CEO of Idahoan Foods.
"So excited to partner with the YMCA and we know all of the good that can be done through the YMCA to enrich the lives of the children and the youth throughout the community, Idahoan is sure happy to be a part of that in a small way," says Ryan Ellis, Director of Retail Marketing of Idahoan Foods.
The YMCA says a new building may be in the future as well as other additions and improvements.