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.

On The Table!


The Blaine County Community Food Assessment has completed phase II of the assessment, and would like to share its findings with the public. Join the Food Assessment team for ‘On the Table’, a free event with presentations on local food production, food waste and recovery, food security and food consumption. The team is wrapping up research on a variety of topics related to the local food system. As part of this research, over 1,100 community members offered feedback on local food and food security during our August survey. That number is a true testament to the passion of Blaine County residents, and the strong desire to improve our food system in ways that benefit our entire community.

To learn more about our efforts we invite you to visit with us at the Hailey Grange on October 17th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. In addition to discussing the survey results, we will share results from focus groups, canvassing, dot surveys and stakeholder interviews. Light fare and refreshments will be served during the event.

This research is the first step in what the assessment team envisions to be a collaborative and fruitful process. What we learn will inform our future endeavors. As many have voiced, local food is just a means to an end: it is useful only if it delivers real social, economic and environmental benefits. Therefore, our collaborative group will work to identify appropriate programming, policy, promotion and more to address our community systems meaningfully.