This program provides emergency food to families that meet 133% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines Income Guidelines) and according to the size of the family. Food boxes consist of USDA commodities, donated food and day old bread products from our Salvage Program and are structured for the family size. These commodities are purchased with the U.S. Department of Agriculture funding and some are 'Bonus Loads'. In addition to food boxes we have issued, we also provide direct services to 11 soup kitchens and coordinate services with other service providers and churches. We act as the clearing house for many organizations, and are the first point of contact for the majority of the low-income citizens of South Central Idaho to turn to. We actively participate in community food drives and encourage food drives on our behalf.
Day old bakery items are picked up daily at area stores and distributed. Participants receive bakery products with their food box and can come into the office once a week for bakery when available. Garden produce are also distributed through this program when available and storage is possible.
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