September is National Hunger Action Month, and the Boise Co-op and Idaho Food bank plan to take action! Hunger is an issue that affects every county in the state. Each day in Idaho one in six, including 92,000 of our state’s children, go hungry and are in need of assistance.
We are proud to be partnering with the Idaho Food Bank and our Co-Owners, to sponsor this year’s National Hunger Action Month. For the month of September, the Boise Co-op will be matching all donations made in our stores, up to a total of $2,500. Every dollar donated to Idaho Food Bank provides four meals to hungry people in Idaho. That means together we can provide 20,000 additional meals!
The Boise Co-op also works yearlong with partners of the Idaho Food Bank to diminish food waste. From May to July, our stores donated around an average of $36,000 worth of food a month. The donated food goes to the Meridian Food Bank, Boise Rescue Mission, and the Corpus Christi House.
Idaho Food Bank will be in our stores throughout September. Be sure to stop by to learn more about them and the programs they provide.