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The Idaho Foodbank needs you!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on August 10, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 10:05 AM

Times are tough, we all know that. The Idaho Foodbank is dealing with much more of a need this summer due to people and families who are struggling. It's a tough statistic to swallow, but one out of every six Idahoans is wondering where that next meal is coming from. Over 66,000 of them are kids. Now is a great time to give if you can!
This will put the need in perspective for you. It certainly did for me. This year, the Foodbank's programs have served an average of 104,000 hungry Idahoans per month. That's up 19% from 2010, and a whopping 93% increase since 2008.

The great news is, something wonderful is happening this month to bring in more food, and to bridge that gap.


Scentsy, a very successful wickless candle and home fragrance company based in Meridian, is making a big push to help. The company started the HALT THE HUNGER campaign. Scentsy has offered to match all new donations made to the Foodbank in the month of August! That gives you some time to budget in a donation sometime this month.

Scentsy will match up to $300,000. The wickless candle company will also match one dollar per four pounds of food for donations of at least 10,000 pounds! This is a great opportunity for big companies, churches, and those that have the resources to gather 10,000 pounds.

Check out the HALT THE HUNGER website now if you'd like to help!