Idahoan Foods, a provider of mashed potatoes in the U.S., is taking its role in feeding families amid the Covid-19 pandemic more seriously than ever before. As a member of what the Department of Homeland Security has noted to be a critical infrastructure industry, the company remains dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of its 780 employees while continuing production. Idahoan also has introduced new measures to show its appreciation for the dedication of its front-line operations and warehouse team members who are continuing to feed America during a time of unprecedented demand.
Idahoan has introduced additional benefits and compensation for its 600 front-line operations and warehouse team members, including expansion of time-away benefits and commitment of $600,000 in additional financial disbursements. Payments will be made retroactively back to March 1.
With orders up 250 percent in March alone, and anticipated increases in sustained demand, Idahoan is actively seeking 100 additional employees to join its team. The same added benefits and compensation will be extended to new team members.
“Our employees are what make our company so special and that’s never been more apparent than it is right now in this defining moment,” said Drew Facer, president and CEO of the Idaho Falls, Idaho, based company. “We’re so proud of the work every team member in each facility is doing to continue feeding America when the country needs it most. We remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of our team members by taking extraordinary precautions to maintain a safe workplace. I’m also pleased to announce that we’ve introduced expanded benefits and additional financial support to our front-line operations and warehouse teams to show our appreciation for their commitment.”
“We are adjusting to more than doubled demand from our retail customers. These are unprecedented times not only for our team, but also for consumers across the country who are more than ever leaning on trusted brands to feed their families,” said Ryan Ellis, VP of retail marketing for Idahoan Foods. “We take the responsibility of continuing to provide families with Idahoan products very seriously. Our dedicated employees are at the forefront of making that possible.”