Our 2016 Spring Corporate food drive was a huge success! Eleven local businesses collected a whopping 2,250 pounds of food and $4950 in donations!
This will provide almost 4,000 meals to families in need! Recently, we saw 146 families who we provided nutritious food to all of them. Our numbers will likely grow during slack and we are so pleased to have stocked shelves to meet the seasonal need.
Here are our top five contributors from the 2016 Spring Corporate Food Drive:
1. Cold Springs Crossing
2. Sun Valley Company
4. St. Luke’s Wood River
5. Idaho Mountain Express
“The Spring Corporate Food Drive comes at a critical time for The Hunger Coalition,” stated Jeanne Liston, Executive Director. “We continue to see some of the highest numbers of people receiving food assistance in the history of our organization.” Statistics indicate the need for food assistance across the state and country is increasing, despite improvements in the economy. “While 80% of our clients are working at least one job, many just don’t earn enough to make ends meet due to low wages. The food received from the Spring Corporate Food Drive will help dramatically and be distributed immediately.” Continue reading →
The Hailey Public Library announces its first ever “Food for Fines” food drive for The Hunger Coalition. Now through February 29, library patrons with overdue fines can exchange non-perishable or canned goods for overdue fines to help local families in need.
One can of food is equal to $1.00 in fines.
“Food for Fines is a great way to remove any overdue fines on our patrons’ accounts, but more importantly, the initiative turns what could be a negative – overdue fines and limited access to our library, into a positive: helping others. It’s a win-win,” said LeAnn Gelskey, Director of the Hailey Public Library. Continue reading →
This is the time of year we call The Hunger Season, that time when need is high but our shelves are perilously bare due to lack of food donations. That’s why we initiated the Annual Spring Corporate Food Drive!
Every spring, local businesses team up to bring much needed non-perishable food and cash donations to The Hunger Coalition during their annual Spring Corporate Food Drive. Vying for the coveted Golden Can Award, these community-minded businesses build terrific in-house teamwork while reaching out to family, friends and colleagues for non-perishable food and cash donations.
Wood River Insurance, Inc is having a pet food February 1-28! They are donating the pet food to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and The Hunger Coalition for pets in need. Please stop by and drop your donation of pet food at 410 N Main Street, Hailey, ID during business hours.
Experience a trout sculpture made of canned food. Enjoy live music by Slow Children Playing. Guess the number of cans it will take to make the trout on our Facebook page and win a prize! Donate canned goods on-site for our food drive. Celebrate ten years of feeding our community with us. See you July 11th, 6-8 p.m. in the Ketchum Town Square!
Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible:
Geri & John Herbert
City of Ketchum Arts Commission
Pure Body Pilates
Silver Creek Outfitters
Sun Valley Gallery Association
Sun Valley Magazine
The Toy Store
A special thanks to Dirty Feet Dance Company and sculptors Matthew Spence, Paul Bernstein, and Steve Thornton.
Every year the United States Postal Service lends a special hand in their communities by hosting the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. In the Wood River Valley the food drive will take place for a full week May 11th -17th .
It’s time to empty the pantry and help fill the shelves at The Hunger Coalition! Every spring, local businesses team up to bring much needed non-perishable food and cash donations to The Hunger Coalition during their annual Spring Corporate Food Drive. Vying for the coveted Golden Can Award for most pounds of food and/or money collected, these community-minded businesses build terrific in-house teamwork while reaching out to family, friends and colleagues for non-perishable food and cash donations. Continue reading →
We are collaborating with The Sage School to run a door-to-door canned food drive on October 24th for National Food day. The food drive will be held in the following neighborhoods: Deerfield, Foxmoor, Della View and Northridge in Hailey, Hulen Meadows, and West Ketchum in the north valley. Contact Nate Twichell at The Sage School for more info.
For information on what types of canned food we will accept, click here.