Helping Works

Tamarack Resort joins fight against hunger, with added bonus for donors

Tamarack Resort opens Saturday, Dec. 13. The resort is rewarding those who donate winter clothing or non-perishable meals to the families of Valley County with a free day lift ticket to ski peak season in January.

Tamarack’s fourth annual “Feed The Need” fundraiser will be held next week, with events in Boise and at the resort.

Skiers and snowboarders who donate clothing or a nonperishable meal for a family of four will receive a voucher to ski free Jan. 4-13 (with the exception of Jan. 17-18).

Fifteen hundred vouchers for a free lift ticket will be available for donations that are dropped off this upcoming Monday, Dec. 15, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Larry Miller Subaru on Fairview in Boise.

An additional 1,000 vouchers for a free lift ticket will be awarded to donors who contribute on Friday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tamarack Resort.

More than a quarter-million Idahoans are food insecure and nearly 22 percent of Idaho children fall into the same category. Last year, Tamarack Resort donated 16,000 meals to area food banks in partnership with its community of skiers and snowboarders.

This year, Feed The Need will distribute donated food to the Cascade Food Pantry, Donnelly Food Pantry, Heartland Hunger and Resource Center, and the Western Idaho Community Action Program of Valley County.