Food Assistance Programs:
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- Mobile Food Bank – Providing wholesome, nutritious foods to the hungry in our community on a weekly basis year-round.
- Backpack Club – Sending children home from school on the weekends with easy-to-prepare, healthy foods to supplement insufficient daily nutritional needs.
- Summer Food Program – Serving free meals to children under 18 during the summertime.
- Infant Formula Initiative – Providing critical supplemental nutrition to infants in need.
Food Assistance Outside the Wood River Valley:
Our food assistance programs are available to anyone in Blaine County facing hunger and unable to make ends meet. While the needs of those outside Blaine County are important to us, we ask that they access the social service agencies and community organizations in their counties. For more information on Food Assistance in the Magic Valley.
Through individual meetings with clients in a private and secure setting, our Client Resource Manager can assess the level of need for each client family, connect them with valuable Community Resources (English or Spanish), encourage them to build self-confidence and skills through Volunteer Opportunities, and introduce valuable educational through our Mentoring & Education Program.
Partner with Community Agencies:
The Hunger Coalition works closely with social, health, employment, educational, and community service agencies and organizations throughout our community. We invite you to visit our Partners Page to learn more about how wea re all wokring together to create an whole and healthhy commuinty for all!
Operate a Food Bank:
Our Food Bank in Bellevue is the central clearinghouse for all food items, donated or purchased, that are to be distributed through our Mobile Food Bank system. This storage facility allows us to provide food to the hungry on a year-round basis.
Collect Valuable Food Donations:
We collect non-perishable food items year-round through our Yellow Collection Bins and through Food Drives sponsored by schools, churches, businesses, and community service groups. Special arrangements with area grocery stores enable us to collect critical perishable food items otherwise designated for disposal. All food collected are distributed through our Mobile Food Bank.
Collect and Publish Statistics:
Raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community through education, our local media, and community outreach, and collaborate with other community service groups and social service agencies in bringing the people in need together with the services they need to become vibrant, functioning members of our community. Read About Hunger Here