I think this sounds like an excellent event supporting two charities that need it – The Idaho Foodbank and a scholarship fund for Idaho Schools Field Trips. This post comes directly off of the history.idaho.gov website. Check it out:
Escaping Hunger Event
As part of MAKE HUNGER HISTORY, on Friday January 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the ISHS support organization The Friends of the Historical Museum will present the first ever “Escaping Hunger Celebrity Lock Up”; a free community event held at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Special drawings, tours, prizes and giveaways will occur all day long. While there is no charge to attend, food and monetary donations are encouraged! All proceeds will be divided between the Idaho Foodbank and a scholarship fund for Idaho school field trips. Local celebrities will be locked up from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Their goal will be to get the most food and monetary donations. The winning celebrity will be presented with the “Warden’s Cup” and bragging rights for the year!
Celebrities includes: Blue (Idaho Steelheads’ mascot), Niccole Blaze (musician), Ty Brennan (KTVB Channel 7), Bill Coffey (musician), Nate Fowler (musician), Natalie Hurst (KBOI Channel 2), Mix 106 Team, Rick Moorten (Wild 101.1), Ryan Peck (Boise Rock School and Anna Webb (Idaho Statesman). See Mug Shots: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150439572651669.358935.94920681668&type=1
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Although we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel with the local job market (unemployment rates are gradually getting lower), many families are still faced with the difficulty of putting healthy, consistent meals on the table for their families.
The Idaho Foodbank is a non-profit organization with warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello. They are the largest hunger relief organization and the largest distributor of free emergency food in Idaho.
“Food distribution is made possible by generous donors, thousands of volunteers and a network of more than 200 nonprofit partners that receive food from IFB’s warehouses and distribute it directly to people in need. Our partners include food pantries, senior centers, rescue missions, soup kitchens and other feeding sites. The organization also provides direct service through programs such as the Mobile Pantry, the Backpack Program and Picnic in the Park”. http://www.idahofoodbank.org website
It’s important for us to know that the shelves at the Idaho Foodbank are looking a bit bare right now. Struggling families that are going into winter have to pay to keep their families warm and sheltered and make sure they are fed.
Helping can be as simple as donating food, money or time to the Idaho Foodbank programs. So many people are now couponing, and could help by donating some of their pantry stable stockpile foods. Protein items are especially needed.
See this link for how you can help: http://www.idahofoodbank.org/?page=get-involved
Together we can help feed families in need in Idaho!