Moxie Java nearly tripled this year’s donation to The Idaho Foodbank through sales of IdaHo Ho Ho with Moxie Java. Though this is only the second year Moxie Java has produced the holiday CD, sales generated $18,261.48, enough to provide approximately 54,000 meals for those in need throughout the state.

“This is such a wonderful project, so much in the spirit of the holidays,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “We are very grateful to Moxie Java and everyone who once again gave so generously of their time and talent to make this a reality. We very much look forward to the 2012 holiday CD.”

Though it was only available for the holidays, over 1,900 CDs were sold at Moxie Java locations and the Record Exchange. IdaHo Ho Ho with Moxie Java charted No. 1 and 2 on the Record Exchange weekly best seller list in December and came in No. 5 on its top 50 sellers list for 2011.

“The Record Exchange was proud to carry this special holiday CD, and its sales performance here at the store was indicative of the quality of the music and the generosity of our community,” said Chad Dryden, Marketing and Promotions Director for the Record Exchange. “It was great to see so many enthused customers come in looking specifically for the CD and show their support for our local music scene and The Idaho Foodbank.”

“Producing a record with local original and traditional Christmas music for such a great cause has become one of the highlights of my year,” said Steve Fulton, owner of Audio Lab, where the CD was produced. “I have enough music earmarked for at least a couple more years already. There are so many incredible artists who want to contribute that the quality of this CD is just going to continue to be of high caliber. I look forward to the next one.”

If you still haven’t picked up the 2011 album, limited quantities are available at The Record Exchange throughout the year. The 2010 and 2011 compilations will also be available next November along with the third album, which is already in the works.

“Between the amazing Idaho artists donating their time, Audio Lab and The Record Exchange as a partner we seem to have found a trifecta of talent that we are so proud to stand behind,” said Moxie Java’s Carrie Hoff. “We couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who helped make this project a success and look forward to what we can do for The Idaho Foodbank in December.”

If local musicians are interested in participating in the 2012 IdaHo Ho Ho with Moxie Java compilation, they may contact Andy Petersen at andy[at]mitchellpalmer.com.

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