In January, thousands of people across the United States and Idaho celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national day of service, setting up service projects and volunteering at local non-profits.
This is a letter from Brook Richter, who was one of a family of three generations which came to volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank on the day before Thanksgiving. She comes from a family of caring people with hearts for the mission to solve hunger. We’ll let her tell you about her experiences in her own words.
Volunteer lead Janelle Haag is great supporter of The Idaho Foodbank and fighting hunger in Idaho! She has been nominated for Molina Medicaid Solutions of Idaho Community Champion Award and we are so proud! Congratulations Janelle!!!
Harvest season means millions of pounds of fresh produce coming through our warehouses. These incredibly generous donations from agriculture leaders all over our state make for nutritious gifts for the Idahoans in need. But it also puts a strain on operations in our warehouses as the effort is to move this food as quickly and safely as possible.
Lucas McDermott is a fellow with The Mission Continues, an organization that empowers veterans to find new purpose through community impact, redeploying them on new missions in their communities so their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
Whether it be through funds, time or food, we couldn’t help the 163,000 people we serve every month without volunteers. One woman who is sharing her love is Susan, a volunteer of The Idaho Foodbank for five years.