Kindness is defined as any action in which one person puts the needs of another ahead of their own. You may have heard me talk about it in terms of that little wave you get from Boiseans when you let them into traffic – it’s so nice that such small gesture of courtesy and gratitude can have such a positive impact on someone’s day.
The program is meant to promote Boise’s key values of kindness, civility and being a welcoming place to live. Source: Mayor Bieter unveils ‘Boise Kind’ community initiative | ktvb.com
Players from BYU and Western Michigan worked together with Feeding Children Everywhere to put together packaged meals that will be distributed to the needy throughout Idaho during the holidays. The inaugural event provided more than 40,000 meals for the Idaho Food Bank.
In a friendly competition, Western Michigan and BYU competed for bragging rights over who could assemble the most meals in the shortest amount of time. The Idaho Foodbank was the winner.
Dozens of families in need lined up at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds Monday morning to receive a pre-bagged holiday meal.The Idaho Food Bank teamed up with Rosauers and other local businesses to provide the meals.
Nine Idaho organizations expressed their support for the food assistance provisions laid out in the newly agreed upon farm bill that passed with overwhelming support from Congress this week.
On Monday night, House and Senate leaders released a farm bill agreement that protects and strengthens food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) for Idaho families.