On December 14, 2018, Plant Therapy employees volunteered at our local Boise branch of the Idaho Food Bank, donating our time to help feed Idaho’s hungry.
More than 220,000 Idahoans, including more than 72,000 children, are food insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger. That means that more than 1 in 6 Idaho children and about 1 in 8 Idahoans are food insecure.
- Idaho has 7 counties with childhood hunger higher than 20%.
- Nearly 1 in 3 people who need assistance have income levels that prevent them from getting government assistance (34%). This number is up 5% from last year.
- More than half of the people who are food insecure make too much to receive most government assistance (51%).
- Idaho’s hungry are falling short by nearly 6 meals every week. That’s two full days.
The economy may be improving, but many people are still not seeing the benefits. Food is getting more expensive and Idaho’s hungry are falling further behind, something Plant Therapy takes very seriously. The Idaho Food Bank relies almost entirely on donations from the community to provide food for these hungry families.
“A big part of the Plant Therapy culture is giving back. We are generously provided several hours a year by the company to spend time volunteering for charities we are passionate about.” Said Tanya Vaughan, Vice President of Marketing at Plant Therapy. “As a team, we decided we’d volunteer time supporting the Idaho Food Bank’s mission and felt it was a great way to spend an afternoon this Holiday season.”
“It was so inspiring to see all the good this organization is doing for our community.” Added Mykeah Kranzler, Marketing Director. “I was so moved by this experience, and thankful we had the chance to help.”
How you can help:
Solving hunger in Idaho is a big challenge that requires many different kinds of support. Whether its money, food, time, or resources – your support goes toward reducing hunger and improving the lives of struggling families, children and seniors.
Provide financial support through one-time or monthly giving.
The Idaho Food Bank collects millions of pounds of food every year that is distributed through facilities in Boise, Pocatello, and Lewiston to more than 400 community partners across Idaho.
The Idaho Foodbank provides hunger relief to thousands of Idahoans in need thanks to the support of dedicated volunteers.
From computers and desks to tractor-trailer trucks, the list of resources is both long and diverse. Donating these items helps The Idaho Food Bank continue to provide relief and support to those who need it most.