December 2017 Newsletter

It’s always an honor to tell you about the impact you’re making. And after a year like this, there’s a lot to tell. But I’m even more excited to show you a beautiful example of the radical growth our community made possible this year. 

Bloom Youth Project forever changed the lives of local teens who forever changed the lives of their neighbors.

Their stories haven’t always been easy, but their resilience is profound. Please watch the accomplishments of Bloom Youth Graduates: Ciera, Savannah, Tania, Diego, Maryanna, Matt, Peter, and Blade.

In this season that sparkles and shines with gratitude and good cheer, I’m especially grateful for the traction of an equitable food movement in Blaine County.

We still have a long way to go to redefine food security in our community, but this year laid the groundwork for something extraordinary. 

Your gifts power the movement and ensure everyone in Blaine County has a seat at the table. Please consider giving the gift of good food this holiday season.

Wishing you and yours a very merry holiday.

Read the full December 2017 newsletter here. Or, better yet, have it sent automatically to your in-box every month.

With Gratitude,

Jeanne Liston, executive director
*photo courtesy of Sun Valley Magazine


Bloom Youth Project interns grew by leaps and bounds over the course of the seven month internship. They tell their stories here in a moving feature by Dark2Light Productions and starring interns Ciera, Savannah, Tania, Diego, Maryanna, Matt, Peter, and Blade and their dynamic leader, Megan Schooley. 

If you’re adverse to strong feelings of joy and hope for the future, proceed with caution.

Bloom Youth Project is a paid internship for local teens with promise that empowers interns to manage food production at Bloom Community Farm and share what they harvest with their neighbors.

$5,955 LEFT ON THE WAY TO $40,000!

The gift of good food for a local family provides more warmth than a new scarf, more quality time than a new watch, and more cheer than a glass of egg nog. Give the gift of good food on behalf of a loved one this season to share joy and good will throughout our community. 

Donate online here or call 208-788-0121 to give the gift of good food and ensure everyone in Blaine County has a seat at the table. We will send a holiday card to the person you’re giving the gift in honor of to announce your generosity and thoughtfulness.

Through December 31, any gift you make is matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000 to double your impact and feed twice as many families this season.