Idaho Gives 2016 – Thank you donors!

idg_2016_logo_color_taglineIdaho Gives 2016 was a huge success for The Hunger Coalition and Blaine County kids!

YOU raised $13,080 total to support The Summer Food Program! Thank you to The Nalen Foundation for their $5,000 matching grant which doubled every donation up to $5,000!

Idaho Gives - Summer Food program helps feed local kids. One last thank you goes to the Idaho Non Profit Center !

What a generous community we live in! Continue reading

The Hunger Coalition Receives $5,000 Grant from Idaho Community Foundation

The Hunger Coalition - photo by Dev Khalsa

The Hunger Coalition – photo by Dev Khalsa

The Hunger Coalition has received $5,000 from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation to support the Daily Bites program which supplies a healthy snack and supplemental food pantry in each participating school in the district.

 

“This is such an incredible gift from the Gladys E. Langroise Fund,” said Jeanne Liston,  Executive Director of The Hunger Coalition. “This support for Daily Bites helps ensure local children can receive a healthy snack to alleviate a growling belly, helping kids concentrate and thrive at school,” added Liston. Continue reading

MAKING THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ON A BUDGET

tgiving turkeyThe Hunger Coalition helps local families experience the celebration of the holiday season

Slack is here and your work hours just got cut. Are you wondering how you’ll pull off Thanksgiving dinner this year, with only a few dollars left after being paid? The Hunger Coalition wants to help fill your table.

Holiday feasts are meant to add comforting contrast to the long, cold days of winter. If you’re facing an empty holiday table this year, know that your community is here to help.

Thanks to generous donors, The Hunger Coalition is able to provide Thanksgiving Baskets full of wonderful holiday foods: even pie.  This year, The Sage School is partnering with Syringa Mountain School, Community School and Pioneer Montessori School to bake 400 homemade pies to accompany every Thanksgiving Basket.  This level of commitment is inspiring and deeply appreciated! Continue reading

August 2015 E-Newsletter

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Our star volunteer, Eduardo, serves up free sack lunches to kids at Lunch in the Park in Hailey every day 11-noon through August 21, 2015.

Summer is in full swing and along with it is the Summer Food Program  Thank you to the Blaine County School District for partnering with us for this important program. We’ve served an average of 37% more lunches at Lunch in the Park this year compared to last year!

The Hope Garden is in full bloom with carrots, onions, cucumbers, peas, squash, peppers, beets, and cabbage harvesting this week! We hope you will join us in the garden for our annual APPRECIATION PARTY for all our wonderful volunteers and donors who help keep this place running smoothly! Save the date for September 9 from 5:30-7 pm at The Hope Garden. 

There are so many ways to make a difference this month. Read on to learn more and thank you to our wonderful community for your incredible generosity and our strong partnerships with other agencies!

Click here to read the entire newsletter.

Cooking Matters: Winter 2015!

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The “I Have a Dream Foundation” kids were at it again this winter with “Cooking Matters” classes! (Taught in conjunction with the Idaho Foodbank.)  “We’re arming these kids with simple nutrition education that will hopefully lead them to make better choices when choosing foods in the future,” said Sharon Dohse, Cooking Matters instructor.  Continue reading