- December 3rd, 2013
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Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. set a goal to better the 16,369 pounds of non-perishable it raised last year during its “Close the Hunger Gap” food and fund campaign. The results are in and the totals are impressive. The company generated 32,019 pounds, nearly twice the 2012 total. In addition, Alliance raised $19,403.88 to benefit The Idaho Foodbank and members of our partner network.
Of that total, $7,415 and 3,825 pounds of food (25,432 meals) came directly to the Foodbank in Boise. Another $580 and 751 pounds (2,366 meals) went to our Pocatello branch. The rest will be allocated to Foodbank partners across the state.
During the “Close the Hunger Gap” campaign, participating Alliance Title branches donated a portion of their revenue for the month of October to The Idaho Foodbank and members of its partner network.
Each location also collected food and funds during the drive.
There was good reason for the drive. The most recent study by Feeding America shows that 17.3% of Idahoans (274,230 people or about 1 in 6) are food insecure. The study also showed that food-insecurity figure included 23% of the state’s children (96,090 or nearly 1 in 4).