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 →