How We Help

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.
  • Snack Packs  Sending children home from school on the weekends with an assortment of healthy snacks to supplement daily nutritional needs.
  • Summer Food Program – Serving free hot breakfasts and lunches to children under 18 during the summertime.
  • Infant Formula Initiative – Providing critical supplemental nutrition to infants at risk of malnutrition and hunger. 

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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 they access the social service agencies and community organizations in their counties.  

Empowerment Services   Through private client interviews, our client resource staff can assess the level of need, identify additional food assistance and empowerment programs, connect clients with valuable community resources, and introduce educational opportunities to assist with their transition out of food insecurity.                           Community Resource Card ~ English      Spanish

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.

Operate a Food Bank:  Our storage and office facility in Bellevue provides ample storage for dry/canned goods, refrigerated or cold storage foods, and frozen items that are donated or purchased throughout the year. The Food Bank hosts a weekly distribution as well as second floor offices for nine staff members and volunteers.

Collect Fresh & Non-Perishable Foods: 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. We also receive regular food donations through our Perishable Goods Pick Up Program and enjoy seasonal offerings from The Hope Garden and through our Gleaning Program. All foods collected are distributed through our Mobile Food Bank

Inform and Educate on Hunger:  Raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community through education, local media, and community outreach.  We also collaborate with community service groups and social service agencies to bring people in need together with services to help get them back on their feet.  Read About Hunger Here

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