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During this busy holiday season, you find one way to celebrate is by cooking many specialty foods. You are scouring recipes passed down by traditions and other sources for delectable holiday fare, such as homemade fudge, green bean casserole and cioppino. When you have gathered the recipes that you’re sure your family will enjoy, you head off to the grocery store.
When you arrive, at the front door you see a free-standing brown cardboard from the Idaho Food Bank. It puts in perspective that here you are shopping for one meal when about 1 in 6 Idahoans go to bed hungry each night. The outside breeze feels colder somehow coming through the opening of the store front door. Right away, you feel compelled to help out. Since you are at the store anyway, you put in your basket a few extra canned and dried goods to drop off in the box.
Yet it is painfully obvious that it’s not just one day a year that someone is hungry. With that thought in mind, you resolve to keep the Idaho Food Bank prevalent throughout the year and encourage your family to do the same. Your resolve is strengthened when you found out that this organization doesn't dependent on government funding or subsidies. It is truly a grass roots effort.
There are many ways to keep Idaho Food Bank a community partner throughout the year. For instance, monthly monetary donations are very useful since this organization has buying power to buy in bulk the food items needed for their pantry. Another great way is to get the whole family involved by volunteering at this facility. They are always in need of extra helpers.
As you prepare the holiday meal and/or desserts for your family, it is good to keep in mind that somehow your food donation will find its way to a needy family and will at least help them celebrate the holidays and the other days to come.

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