Wages in Blaine County have cratered, according to the Idaho Mountain Express, while the cost of living continues to soar. Along with personal challenges like medical bills, childcare, car repair, or sudden loss of a loved one, 38% of local people are considered food-insecure or one crisis away from it.
In our community, the deck is stacked against the working class.
Far too many people in our community are working several jobs, burning the midnight oil, and still coming up short at check-out. These are our friends and neighbors, our first-responders and trail crews, the neighborhood barista and your son’s science teacher. You, me, us.
Last year, we fed 1 in 5 people — over half of whom were children — and our food access programs continue to see record numbers. If we can’t make life livable for these familiar faces, then our community will grind to a halt. Can you help? Give the gift of good food to help build a better tomorrow for local families.