The Idaho Foodbank has received a $40,200 grant for general operating support from the HP Corporate Fund, a corporate-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The grant was made on behalf of 2012-2013 Enhanced Early Retirement retirees in the Boise area.
HP’s donation will support the Foodbank’s state-wide operations and programs. These include Mobile Pantry, the Backpack weekend food program for children at risk of hunger, Cooking Matters classes, School Pantry, the Picnic in the Park summer lunch program. The grant will also support the operations of the Foodbank’s three warehouses – Boise, Pocatello and Lewiston.
“We applaud HP’s commitment to hunger relief in Idaho,” said Karen Vauk, the Foodbank’s President and CEO. “This grant will provide the equivalent of 120,600 meals to families that struggle to put food on the table. Many of the people we serve work hard but still can’t make ends meet. Thanks to this grant, the Foodbank will be there for them until they can get on their feet.”
“HP is committed to applying our technology, expertise and dedicated volunteers to increase quality of life and contribute to the prosperity of people and communities around the world,” said Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president, Office of Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP.
“With this grant, we are honoring our employees and retirees by supporting local organizations in the communities where they live and work,” she said.