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11/25/2020

Thank you to food and agriculture workers

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) shared a note of gratitude and video thanking the millions of essential workers in the food and agriculture industry, and we couldn’t agree with them more! We’re very grateful for all of our employees' hard work, especially during this year of extraordinary challenges. Thank you for helping to make real food heroes every...

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10/20/2020

FALL 2020 JACK HUME SCHOLARSHIP FUND RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Jack Hume Scholarship Fund Recipients! We awarded a total of $97,500 in scholarships to 69 recipients to continue their education beyond high school and to assist employees in meeting the financial challenge of providing this level of education.

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10/6/2020

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE RELIEF DONATIONS

California wildfires recently reached a devastating milestone of over 4 million acres burned in 2020, more than double the previous record, with two months left remaining in the fire season. The 8,300 wildfires have resulted in 31 fatalities and over 8,819 structures destroyed, displacing thousands of others and disrupting lives and businesses for years to come. Many of the most...

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9/28/2020

Making Things Better – Stacy Williams & the St. Louis Foodbank

We are proud to support the communities where we live and work by encouraging employees to use a paid day each year to volunteer for a cause that is meaningful to them! Recently, Stacy Williams, a Regional Sales Manager, and her son volunteered at the St. Louis Foodbank, which serves numerous counties in both Missouri and Illinois. Stacy and her...

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9/15/2020

Living Our Values – Food Bank Donations

Consistent with our Make Things Better value, Basic American Foods is committed to continuing our long tradition of giving back to the areas where we live, work, and operate. When communities began to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, we were proud to support food banks with additional food donations so that they could, in turn, help...

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5/29/2020

ESTHER HENSCHEID – A BAF Hero!

For over 36 years, Esther Henscheid has been a valuable employee of BAF and is currently a Payroll Services Representative. But, we also want to recognize her for her amazing sewing abilities and for exemplifying our Let Your Inner Hero Shine and Make Things Better values! Since mid-April, Esther has completed about 235 masks and has another 150 or so...

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5/11/2020

Living Our Values – Cindy Parker’s Service Day

On Thursday, May 7, I worked a 2-hour shift with other volunteers in the first-ever Food Runners kitchen at the Waller Center in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco. My assignment was cleaning and cutting up a full box of scallions. Other volunteers were slicing bread, making sandwiches, ladling soup, and packing the prepared foods into delivery boxes. This new kitchen operation...

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5/1/2020

BAF’s Continued Commitment to Safety Regarding COVID-19

Basic American Foods continues to take the COVID-19 situation very seriously and monitor all of the developments in best practices and government restrictions. As an essential employer involved in producing food for foodservice and retail customers around the world, the safety of our employees and our food are our top priorities. In order to minimize potential risks to our employees,...

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4/16/2020

Did you know you can find us on Amazon?

Many of our delicious foods that are normally only sold to foodservice customers are now available for purchase on Amazon! Check out our Basic American Foods branded items, and visit our Idaho Spuds and Modern Table stores, as well!  

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4/15/2020

Thank you to our Customer Service Team!

Thank you to our customer service team for all of your hard work, especially now! You're a tremendous team and we're all in this together!

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4/14/2020

Our Hardworking Team in Shelley, Idaho!

Our employees in Shelley continue to work around the clock to deliver delicious food to our customers around the world! Thank you, Shelley team!

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4/14/2020

Thank you, Moses Lake Team!

A big thank you to our Moses Lake team who continues to make us BAF Proud! We appreciate you!

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