It is an honor to work with reporters locally and nationally to raise awareness of food insecurity in Blaine County, and what The Hunger Coalition is doing to address it. Check out the following links to get the inside scoop of what we’re up to!
A Town’s Housing Crisis Exposes a ‘House of Cards’
In the Idaho resort area of Sun Valley, there are so few housing options that many workers are resorting to garages, campers and tents.
Stir The Pot Newsletter
We aren’t just feeding people anymore. We are supporting, and advocating for causes that improve the lives of everyone on a local, state, and federal level.
The Man, The Myth The Legend
Todd Cavette, one of our closest friends and volunteers of thirteen years left this world on June 29. For a man who didn’t like attention or adoration much, we’re celebrating him in a way he’d probably hate (but secretly love underneath it all).
Reclaim Idaho delivers signatures for Quality Education Act to Secretary of State
“No one can take these jobs because they can’t afford to live on a teacher’s salary in Blaine County,” – Blanca Romero
Commissioners, Sheriff spar over immigration enforcement
A handful of speakers push for answers on how the sheriff’s office polices Blaine County’s undocumented communities. Among them was former Chief Public Defender Justin McCarthy, now a private defense attorney; representatives from the Alliance of Idaho, a Bellevue-based immigrant advocacy nonprofit; and Blanca Romero, a program manager at The Hunger Coalition
Wood River Valley officials debate over funding for jailed undocumented migrants
Those speaking out against the funding, and its inherent relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, say it’s not a matter of racial profiling, but rather an issue of clarity for the undocumented residents of Blaine County.