Local business awards Museum of Idaho with $19,000 donation

Karen Baker, left, with the Museum of Idaho and Ryan Ellis, right, with Idahoan Foods during a check presentation and news conference Tuesday morning. Watch the entire news conference in the video player above. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com

IDAHO FALLS – A local business awarded the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls a cash donation Tuesday morning.

Idahoan Foods presented the museum with a $19,000 check during a news conference. Museum Executive Director Karen Baker tells EastIdahoNews.com the funds will be used to provide users of Idaho’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program $1 admission to tour the museum.

“I have a huge heart for people who are underserved,” Baker says. “You have to remove barriers to enable people to have access to things. Having a $1 per person admission opportunity for people who are … on their way up out of poverty gives them a boost that enriches their lives.”

SNAP, formerly called the food stamps program, is…

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