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

The Hunger Coalition Receives $1,000 Grant from Idaho Community Foundation

Hope Garden 2014_026The Hunger Coalition has received $1,000 from the Donald W. and Gretchen K. Fraser Fund, and the Jim and Barbara Cimino Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation to support the numerous programs and that are crucial for local families’ success.

“This is a wonderful gift from the Idaho Community Foundation,” said Jeanne Liston,  Executive Director of The Hunger Coalition. “It will assist with the record numbers of people that have reached out for food assistance recently,” added Liston.

The Hunger Coalition is proud to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables, in addition to meat, dairy, grains, beans and other staple food options at the three food distributions every week. “We believe that healthy food, including fresh fruits and vegetables are vital to the success of community members in our Valley,” said Liston. “Healthy food helps with a healthy mind,” added Liston.

The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.thehungercoalition.org.