October 2015 E-Newsletter

HAM_green backOctober is an important month at The Hunger Coalition. It’s Hunger Awareness Month and it’s our chance to help spread the word about hunger and what can be done to help struggling families in our community. We hope you will join us! 


Thanksgiving Basket Application


Is the cost of Thanksgiving dinner stressing you out? Click here to sign up for a Thanksgiving Basket. Deadline is November 11.

Saturday, October 17 is your opportunity to learn more about the Community Food Assessment. (See the On the Table event info below.)




Wednesday, October 21 The Sage School students will be conducting a door-to-door Food Drive. Food gathered will be distributed at our food banks to locals in need.


11x17-Just-EatIt-posterWednesday, October 28, along with the Local Food Alliance, we are screening an engaging film at the Liberty TheaterJust Eat It is a fascinating glimpse into one couple’s journey surrounding food waste. Learn what you can do in your own household to help reduce food waste, hear about our Food Rescue program and find out how you can get involved! 




skip a mealThursday, October 29 is Skip a Meal day. You are invited to skip a meal or fast for the day and donate the money saved to The Hunger Coalition. 



We rely on the generosity of many local individuals and organizations to help us accomplish all we do. This month, we say THANK YOU to all who are helping to ease the pangs of hunger locally. 

Click here to read the entire October 2015 newsletter.

Hunger Awareness Month 2015


a free screening of the hottest food-waste movie around…

WHAT: Just Eat It, A Food Waste Story
WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 6-8pm
WHERE: Liberty Theater, Hailey
WHY: Because food is too important to be wasted…

Join us for drinks, appetizers from The Ram’s chef Hal Jardine, rescued banana bread,“Just Eat It” film screening, and a food rescue discussion. Continue reading

Food for Thought recap 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Food for Thought Photo Journal Project at Gilman Contemporary! What an incredible event! Almost all of the participants came to the event and were thanked and welcomed by the public (albeit a bit overwhelming at times). 

The stark images coupled with the moving journal text was inspiring.

“What if I lose my home, how will I feed my dog, what is the cheapest thing I can live on to keep the hunger at bay? – JC, single woman, working full-time

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October 2013

eNewsletter Highlights

barrelOctober is Hunger Awareness Month!  In this month’s newsletter, we dedicate our Top Ten List to the activities and events held over the years to help spread awareness about hunger in our community.  In our Partner’s Corner, we shine the light on Blaine County School District, an important partner of ours in ending childhood hunger locally. Click here to read the newsletter.

Also this month, we are rolling out a service survey and asking the entire community to participate.  Please click the link to the right to complete the short survey and let us know how we can serve this community better.  Thank you!

October 2012

October eNewsletter Highlights

October is Hunger Awareness Month in Idaho. Over 3,000 children and adults in Blaine County are food insecure. Tough decisions are being made daily about whether to buy groceries or pay the rent. The Hunger Coalition is asking everyone to get  involved, support their neighbors in need, and help create a whole and healthy community. Here are some ways you can make a difference this month:
    • Help us raise money to fight hunger in Blaine County by attending “G-Dog” on Oct 13
    • Participate in a food drive
    • Purchase a car at Wood River Motors
    • Fast for Hunger on Oct 24

We are excited to announce a $12,500 grant from the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation in support of our Mentoring and Education Program. Many thanks to the Board of Directors and supporters at the Foundation!