The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has announced The Idaho Foodbank is this year’s “Making a Difference” Community Service Award winner. The honor was announced during the Chamber’s Small Business and Nonprofit Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, at the Boise Centre.
The Idaho Foodbank provides donated and purchased food to hungry Idahoans through a comprehensive network of 220 community-based partners in the lower 39 of Idaho’s 44 counties, said the Chamber’s statement. Along with the generosity of individuals, groups and organizations who donate food and funds, the Foodbank’s staff is driven to meet the ever-growing demand for food assistance brought on by the latest economic downturn.
The Foodbank was chosen as the winner from among six finalists. The others were Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, Children’s Home Society of Idaho, Idaho Youth Ranch, Young Life and Wish Granters.
“There are so many nonprofits among our membership who do outstanding work for the community. The field of finalists represented just a fraction of those great organizations, said Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Connors. “We congratulate The Idaho Foodbank for winning the award and its continuing efforts in the very difficult task of taking on the problem of food insecurity in Idaho.”