CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that exists to reduce animal suffering by rescuing, rehabilitating, and reintroducing in-need farmed animals, while promoting compassionate consumption and responsible animal stewardship. Our current animal residents include horses, goats, cows, turkeys, feral cats, sheep, chickens, pigs, and ducks that have come to us from across the nation (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, and South Carolina) and Canada.
While their pasts were not ideal (all residents come from abuse, abandonment, neglect, or as the result of catastrophic disasters like hurricanes, fires or floods), they soon experience the restorative magic of CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm. After evaluating each new residents situation, a plan is developed to repair physical, mental and emotional damage and, if appropriate, to prepare the animal for a new, permanent home.
During its tour, the Big Idaho Potato Truck Team identifies non-profits in the markets we visit and offer to serve up “A Big Helping”. This means helping raise awareness, funds, food…or all three!
The Big Idaho Potato Truck travels each year on a cross-country journey! It began in 2012 as a one-year campaign to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission. It quickly became apparent that one year wasn’t going to be enough and it was it was literally on the road to becoming a big piece of pop-culture. It travels the country promoting the certified heart-healthy Idaho Potato and is on a mission to help small charities in towns and cities with the A Big Helping program.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.