Since 2011, Stinker Stores’Stomp Out Hunger campaign has raised more money each year. For 2013, the company has decided to go above and beyond.
From Nov. 11-Nov. 18, Stinker will match, up to $20,000, every dollar customers donate at its 65 retail sites in Idaho. If the fundraising campaign hits the $40,000 goal, it will provide 120,000 meals for Idaho families and their children.
“In Idaho, more than 96,000 children – one out of four – don’t know where their next meal will come from or if they will even have one,” said Charley Jones, owner of Stinker Stores. “That is why Stinker Stores is teaming up with The Idaho Foodbank to Stomp Out Hunger this holiday season. For every dollar our customers donate during this annual community fund drive, we’ll match it up to $20,000. So please join our Stinker team and make a donation at any Stinker Store from Nov. 11-18, and let’s Stomp Out Hunger in Idaho.”
“We are thrilled and grateful to be able to partner with Stinker again,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “This campaign makes it easy for people across the state to be involved, and they know every dollar they donate will be doubled. Stomp Out Hunger will make a huge difference for children and their families across Idaho this holiday season.”
Stinker Stores, privately owned since 1936, is a leader in Idaho’s convenience-store industry. Led by owner Charley Jones, Stinker has acquired and built over 30 new sites, and currently operates over 65 retail operations in Idaho with more than 500 employees. Stinker markets food, convenience items and “Eco-friendly” green fuels, such as E-85 and E-10 ethanol blended gas.
The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. From warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, the Foodbank has distributed over 120 million pounds of food to Idaho families through a network of more than 210 community-based partners. These include rescue missions, church pantries, emergency shelters and community kitchens. The Foodbank also operates direct-service programs that promote healthy families and communities through good nutrition. On average, the Foodbank network provides food 106,500 times a month.
Idaho, together we raised $50,000, which equates to 150,000 meals! We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support year after year!
This is $10,000 more than this year’s ambitious goal of $40,000. And it is nearly three times the $17,246 raised last year and almost five times the $11,782 total of the first drive in 2011.
Thank you Idaho!
Two Idaho Students Receive $2,000 Scholarship from Dr. Pepper and Stinker Stores
Dr. Pepper and Stinker Stores partnered to award two students with a $2,000 scholarship to cover educational expenses. The winners of this Text to Enter contest have been officially selected – STORIES and PHOTOS attached.
Boise, Idaho – Stinker Stores teamed up with Dr Pepper late last year to help two Idaho students defray the cost of a college education. Richard Holman of Ammon and Blake Bunney of Moscow are the recipients.
Richard Holman of Ammon, Idaho – Upon receiving a phone call explaining the opportunity and how to enter, Richard quickly sent a text that would later change the future for his daughter Brooke. Holman will be gifting the $2,000 scholarship to his daughter who is attending Idaho State University. She is a non-traditional student with temporal lobe epilepsy which makes certain careers challenging for her. Brooke has chosen theater arts as her new path and this award will be a great help as the family has two other children in college.
“I’m excited at the opportunity this scholarship will create for my daughter,” said Holman. “This truly could not have come at a better time.”
Blake Bunney of Moscow, Idaho – Bunney is a hard worker managing two jobs and school at the same time. Growing up in Princeton, a small town in Northern Idaho, Blake later attended college at Jamestown in North Dakota where he played NAIA baseball. Currently, he is attending North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene where he is in the process of earning a plumbers apprenticeship and license.
Working for a plumbing company and in the leather craft trade, Blake is dedicated to completing his education and paying off his student loans. “The pressures of working two jobs and going to school have been more intense than I would like. This scholarship helps a great deal and I’m looking forward to focusing on my career as a plumber,” said Bunney.
“I’m thrilled that Stinker Stores and Dr Pepper brought this national contest to Idaho,” said Charley Jones, Owner and President of Stinker Stores. “Education helps strengthen the foundation of any community, and I’m happy to see that we helped these two winners complete their quest for higher education.”
The program is part of the annual Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, which awards more than $1 million in tuition prizes each year to students across the country. For more information on the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, visit www.drpeppertuition.com.
Stinker Stores, privately owned since 1936, is a leader in Idaho in the convenience store industry. Led by owner Charley Jones, Stinker has acquired and built over 30 new sites and currently operates over 65 retail operations in Idaho with more than 500 employees. Stinker markets food, convenience items and “Eco-friendly” Green fuels, such as E-85 and E-10 ethanol blended gas.
The kids expo at the Ford Idaho Center on February 1st, 2014. Was an amazing time, with thousands of people and thousands of giveaways! Did you get some Stinker gear? We really appreciate everyone stopping by and fishing with Polecat Pete it was a great time!
Ronnie who owns and operates a face painting booth, wanted to instigate a bet with our social media guy Alex. The bet? Alex had to wear a T-Shirt that he had been giving away all day, the problem with that was…the size, 3T a shirt meant for toddlers. Wish we could find that picture…but we do have a picture of Ronnie who lost the bet.
Tips for surviving a case of the “Mondays”.
Drinking a glass of water when you wake up helps flush out all the nasty toxins out of your body, whether it was a busy weekend, getting over a cold or just plain tired. Who can argue with good hydration? This is good practice for every day of the week.
Mom always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day, well she was right. Skipping breakfast is depriving your body of fuel, you wouldn’t push your car all the way to work, don’t start your day without some fuel for your brain! Use it to catch up with friends before work, schedule a breakfast date or some coffee and a breakfast burrito. Whatever you do don’t skip on breakfast or you’ll Break Fast.
Drink Green Tea
Besides being loaded with caffeine it is a great fat burner! It’s loaded with antioxidants and is great for your skin! Not a tea person? Drink coffee, No really! Coffee isn’t just black water. Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.
A cup of coffee contains:
6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.
When you’re starting off your morning routine, why not “Think Stinker” when it comes to a case of the Mondays or just mornings we’ve got you covered with coffee, tea, breakfast burritos, bagels and yes donuts and so much more!
The Idaho State Historical Museum celebrated the 150th anniversary of the creation of Idaho Territory with a special exhibition called Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique. This major exhibit was one of the largest ever shown at the Museum and featured artifacts, learning stations and stories about our great state. The picture below was taken by a current Stinker employee while visiting the museum last month. This picture shows documentation of some of the old Stinker Road Sign sayings that were posted in various places around Idaho. Thanks Lisa for sending this our way. Stinker is proud to be included as one of the 150 things that make the Gem State Unique!
BOISE – A group of Wyoming hospital workers will share a $1 million prize from the Idaho Lottery.
For years, Connie Baumer has been buying Powerball tickets for a club made up of emergency room staff from the St. John’s Medical Center in her hometown of Jackson, Wyoming.
During a shopping trip to eastern Idaho last week she stopped at the Stinker Store on Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls to check her group’s tickets.
“There were twelve people who had put in money for the last draw. We had $12 in winnings, so I asked the clerk to give me a ticket for $12,” described Baumer on purchasing the ticket. “I got six lines of play. It was the middle child that won!”
Baumer was referring to the third line of six on their Powerball ticket. That line matched all five of the first numbers, but not the Powerball, from the Wednesday, July 24, 2013 drawing.
“I still don’t believe it,” added co-winner Cheryl Hewitt of Irwin, Idaho, even after she received her real check.
This winning Powerball ticket is the largest ever for residents from Wyoming. It is the third million dollar prize paid by the Idaho Lottery since July 10, 2013 and the 44th million-dollar or higher winning ticket claimed in the Idaho Lottery’s history.
Stinker Stores received a $20,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Only three of the twelve members in their group made the journey to Boise to claim their prize. Joining Baumer was Hewitt and Kim Morse of Jackson, Wyoming. The other winners were Gary Baumer, Jackson, Wyoming; David Bender, Victor, Idaho; Elaine Garrison, Jackson, Wyoming; Karen Lisenby, Jackson, Wyoming; Andrea Mathers, Auburn, Wyoming; Maureen Miller, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Christopher Morasco, Alpine, Wyoming; Daniel Nelson, Jackson, Wyoming; and, McIntosh Sullivan, Victor, Idaho.
Most planned to pay down bills and debt with their winnings.
“We did save enough from our winnings to buy Powerball tickets for another year, so hopefully we’ll win the big jackpot on Wednesday night,” Baumer said.
With no jackpot winner last Saturday night, the estimated Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, July 31, 2013 is $235 million.
Stop by your local Stinker Store and pick up your ticket tonight!
Jon Magnum was born in Pocatello and moved to Boise when he was two. He is the second oldest of five. He has an older and younger brother and two sisters. Jon is a graduate of Capital High School and attended Boise State University. He is a huge Bronco fan! Jon currently lives in Meridian with his wife Crystal and their 4 year old daughter Lilly. Jon and Crystal were married on January 1, 2013. Crystal says that way he won’t forget their anniversary. Jon also has a daughter Alicia 16, son Alex 15 and step kids, Seth 17 and Barak 14. The kids have 3 pets, 2 dogs, Mercedes & Honey and a cat named Cali. He said, “We have a houseful at times!”
Jon played football and baseball in high school and currently plays softball and loves to snow ski. He enjoys going to the gym in hopes to continue to play hard and not get hurt. Jon believes highly in community service and has coached boy’s baseball, soccer and football; girls softball and basketball. He has also been a Rotarian for the past 7 years. He loves spending time with his family, biking, gardening and reading. Someday he hopes to swim with the Great White Shark and mark it off his bucket list if he still has a hand.
Jon is currently the Retail Operations Manager and will celebrate 25 years with Stinker on July 24th. He said, “I have developed some lifelong friendships and have watched our company change throughout the years, it’s been scary and exciting. It’s a pleasure working with everyone, that’s what I enjoy most. I love walking into our stores and talking with all the employees.” Jon’s greatest ambition professionally is to someday become the President or CEO of a company and personally to become the best husband, father and family member he can be. He said, “Life is a journey and not a destination. Never give up and always do the best you can. Set your goals, find a path to reach them and do something every day to obtain them. If I can do it, so can you!”
We would like to welcome Sandy Bolinske, our new HR Director to the Stinker team. Sandy is a native Idahoan having been raised in the farming community of Jerome, Idaho. Sandy moved to the Boise area in 1990 to finish her undergraduate studies at the College of Idaho and to start her career in the human resources field. She spent a majority of her career working for two major international vegetable seed companies in the area, Syngenta and Nunhems USA, Inc. During her time with these two organizations, she had the opportunity to travel to many interesting parts of the world where she learned how important people and culture are to an organization no matter where you are from.
During her time away from work, you will find Sandy and her husband Bill Bolinske, in the mountains enjoying the scenery on their 4-wheelers, riding their bikes on the Greenbelt, or trying their luck on the golf course. Sandy is a proud mother of three young men, Matt, Nate and Aaron. Her oldest is currently serving in the Marines Corps, where he is stationed at Camp Pendleton. Her two other sons are both attending college—BSU, here in the valley.
Sandy is very excited to be here at Stinker’s…”I look forward to working with all of the employees of Stinker’s and continuing to build the two most important assets of any organization… people and culture.”