SICI’s Pleasant Valley Farm feeds families in need while giving inmates a taste of the real world

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By Karen Lehr, KIVI-TV

BOISE, Idaho — A program at the Idaho Department of Correction is connecting inmates with an opportunity to give back to the community while they're serving time.

The Pleasant Valley Farm is a five-acre plot near the state prison south of Boise.

Instead of letting the space go to waste, a partnership with the Idaho Foodbank dishes up about 300,000 pounds of fresh produce every summer to feed families in need.

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Story published: 07/29/2019
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