Hurricane and Fire Relief
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the tragedy of Hurricane Ida. On Sunday, August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a powerful Category 4 storm. More than a million homes are without power because of winds of 150 mph, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic wind damage, and flooding rainfall. Storms continue to...
2021 Celebrate Blackfoot
Basic American Foods was proud to be the title sponsor of Celebrate Blackfoot this year. It was a full day of fun, food, and fireworks! We enjoyed talking with members of our community, as well as current and retired employees from BAF, and sharing information about our new shift schedules and night shift pay differential coming this August!
We’re Making A Shift!
Basic American Foods is pleased to announce that our manufacturing locations in Idaho will soon be moving to straight shifts (days or nights) and away from rotating shifts. This is a major change to our operations that we are confident will have significant benefits for our Idaho employees, including: More days off in a row A stable, consistent schedule Improved...
CONGRATULATIONS TO CARL BURTON, OUR 2021 Q1 VALUES HERO!
We are pleased to announce that Carl Burton, our maintenance manager in Moses Lake, has been selected as our Q1 2021 Values Hero winner! Carl was nominated six times in Q1 and was recognized for exemplifying our Find A Way, It Takes A Team, and Let Your Inner Hero Shine values. Carl displayed our Find A Way value when he...
Tori O’Neal, BAF Food Technologist – Service Day
Tori O'Neal, BAF Food Technologist, recently took advantage of our Service Day program and split her time between two events, in Idaho's Custer and Lemhi counties, teaching local kids about potatoes and food manufacturing. On March 23, Tori spent the afternoon joining the Custer Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Ag Week festivities. She talked to a group of area...
Dedication. Camaraderie. Service. Veterans value these qualities – and at Basic American Foods, we value the veteran community. We are pleased to announce our partnership with RecruitMilitary, which will help us meet and hire more veterans, transitioning military, and military spouses than ever before. We look forward to welcoming more members of the veteran community to our organization!
Although it has been a challenging past year for us all, we are hopeful that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will be here soon. We all have the responsibility to help beat COVID-19, and we are confident that the safe and effective vaccines now available are the best tools for us to use to achieve that. We are pleased...
Joshua Spiegel – Corona-Norco Unified School District
On Monday, March 1, 2021, the Corona-Norco Unified School District returned to in-person classes for K-6 grade students at their 33 elementary schools. This district is where my dad, uncles, siblings, and I attended school and the district of our Rising Star FAME Award winner, Megan Cook. Working with this district during my time at Basic American Foods, I have...
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOB ETTERS, OUR 2020 VALUES CUP WINNER!
We are delighted to share that Bob Etters, business development manager, was selected as our 2020 Values Cup winner! Bob received 10 Values Hero nominations in 2020, was our Q2 Values Hero recipient, and exemplified Living Our Values, leadership, innovation, and teamwork during an incredibly challenging year. Bob quickly and successfully helped navigate BAF through many obstacles in the face...
2021 K-12 FAME Awards
Please join Basic American Foods in congratulating the winners of the 2021 K-12 FAME Awards! Golden Foodservice Director of the Year Award Maria Eunice, Director of Food and Nutrition Services Alachua County Public Schools, Gainesville, FL Silver Leadership Award Adam Russo, Director of School Food and Nutrition Services Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, VA Silver Spirit Award Richard Miles,...
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...
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.