Wholesome Food, and Hope, on the Go!
How To Receive Help ~ It starts with a phone call or a visit to a Mobile Food Bank distribution. Make an appointment with one of our Client Resource & Education Managers by calling 788-0121. Clients receive a food card appropriate for the number of people in their family and level of need.
Para Participar en Nuestro Banco de Comida Mobil: Comunicate con Sharon Dohse at 788-0121 para hacer una cita y recibir una tarjeta para recibir alimentos.
The Mobile Food Bank distributes food three times a week across the Wood River Valley so local families and individuals experiencing hunger can receive vital food assistance with greater ease and affordability.
Mobile Food Bank Program Statistics:
- In 2017, we distributed 166,470 meals through the Mobile Food Bank.
- We served more than 3,900 people in 2017–17% of the community.
- On average, more than 600 community members are served through the Mobile Food Bank every month.
- Pets are part of the family too. We distributed over 1,000 bags of pet food at our mobile food banks in 2017, so people can keep their pets when going through financial struggles.
Volunteering at the Mobile Food Bank has opened my eyes to the most vulnerable families and individuals in our community. Although the poverty and hunger they experience are real, so is the help that the Hunger Coalition provides. ~ Alice, MFB Volunteer
How The Mobile Food Bank Works ~ The Mobile Food Bank van is loaded with dry/canned goods, fresh produce and other perishable items, and frozen foods by volunteers at our Food Bank Warehouse in Bellevue and driven to the appointed MFB location. Volunteers set up a “receiving line” where clients select a pre-determined quantity of food items. Personal choice and a welcoming atmosphere are important elements of every Mobile Food Bank distribution. Clients take home approximately one week’s worth of groceries with which to keep their families and themselves healthy and nourished.
Where the Food Comes From ~ Your donations of both food and cash gifts are essential. We have purchasing partnerships with The Idaho FoodBank and local grocers to leverage the buying power of every donor dollar. Local grocers, local growers, and The Hope Garden account for the welcome fresh produce we are able to distribute.
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