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Living Our Values: Supporting the Idaho Falls Community

We are proud to donate funds to the Idaho Falls Fire Department so the organization is able to purchase new life-saving equipment to benefit people involved in accidents. Brian Gustaveson, Plant Manager, and Lacie Rich, HR Generalist, presented the IFFD with a check for $11,124 on Friday, November 8th, 2019. This donation will be used to purchase critical equipment used...

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Giving Back to the Community!

While gathering in Idaho Falls for a team meeting, members of our HR department spent time volunteering at the Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center. The Humanitarian Center relies on volunteers for all of its operations, which includes making over 70 different types of items, such as quilts, blankets, hygiene kits, newborn kits, educational folder games, sleeping mats, toys, and clothes....

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Hurricane Dorian Relief Donation

Hurricane Dorian has left behind catastrophic damage throughout the Bahamas, impacting at least 76,000 people and 13,000 homes. The storm continues to impact the eastern coastline of the United States, with high storm surges, rain, and tornado threats. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered as a result of this storm, and with the emergency personnel working...

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We rolled up our sleeves to save lives!

On September 9, the Blackfoot office rolled up its sleeves to save lives! We partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive, as it complements BAF’s core value of giving back to the community. The Red Cross has over 135 years of experience providing humanitarian aid and has been collecting blood for over 70 of those years....

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Giving Back to Our Community at Celebrate Blackfoot!

During the annual Celebrate Blackfoot event in Blackfoot, Idaho, members of our finance team and their families volunteered at a booth shared by the Gavin Buchanan Memorial Foundation (GBMF) and the Bingham County Sheriff’s K9 unit and raised $1,000 for GBMF! The foundation’s mission is to provide protective gear for police K9 officers and GBMF recently donated a bulletproof vest...

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Employee Spotlight – Raquel Vercellono, Research and Development

What makes this a great place to work? The reason BAF is a great place to work is our attention to quality. There is never a price too high or a problem we aren’t willing to fix. We always strive to give our customers the best quality possible. Why would someone love working here? I love working for BAF because...

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Employee Spotlight – Kristin Mooney, Package Engineering Manager

Why would someone love working here? The culture at BAF is motivating - our leadership team has built a strong foundation of core company values and consistently follows through on strategic initiatives. I appreciate the autonomy in decision making and that my voice is valued and heard. Also, this area of the country can’t be beat! I moved here from...

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Employee Spotlight – David Darrah, Key Account Manager

What makes BAF a great place to work? I have worked in sales at Basic American Foods for 16 years. We are a relatively small company with a large footprint that allows us to be one of the most influential and respected companies in the foodservice industry. We have the finest group of co-workers that I’ve ever had the pleasure to...

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Employee Spotlight – Jake Holloway, Territory Sales Manager

Why would someone love working at Basic American Foods? The company culture is amazing. You truly feel like you are part of a family when working at BAF. You can tell that people are passionate about what they do and believe in their products. What about BAF is different from other places you have worked? You are not just a...

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The Power of Plant Protein – Better for the Menu

Our goal at Basic American Foods has always been to help people serve up easy-to-prepare, delicious meals every single day. As more and more people are choosing plant-forward diets with less animal protein, or are looking for gluten-free or non-GMO food options, we wanted to make it easier for our customers to give patrons the menu choices they want! Our...

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The Power of Plant Protein – Better For The Planet

Part of being a Basic American Foods Hero is Making Things Better in the larger communities where we work and live. One of the ways we strive to do that is by doing our part to take care of the environment. As we look at how resources are used to produce different forms of protein, it’s easy to see that...

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The Power of Plant Protein – Better For You

Basic American Foods takes pride in treating our employees like family, and we enable and encourage our employees to prioritize their health as much as possible through initiatives like wellness programs, an on-site medical clinic, smoking cessation programs, and various other health benefits we offer. But our commitment to wellness doesn't just end there! It’s also important to us that...

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