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“Fresh Bucks” allow SNAP recipients to shop at local farmers’ markets

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The Hunger Coalition and the Wood River Farmers’ Markets are teaming up again to increase access to fresh, locally grown food for those in need. People can purchase fresh food at the Ketchum and Hailey Farmers’ Market with their SNAP dollars. With the help from local sponsors, Fresh Bucks money will be doubled, up to […]

Summer Food Program Starts June 15

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Keep your kids happy and healthy this year with a free sack lunches in Hailey! Thanks to The Hunger Coalition, Blaine County School District and community volunteers, Lunch in the Park offers free sack lunches to kids 18 and under throughout the summer. Beginning Monday, June 15, free sack lunches are available weekdays from 11am […]

The Hunger Coalition Announces Extended Hours

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Spring slack can be a slow time of year for many valley businesses—but it’s one of the busiest for The Hunger Coalition. Many families struggle to pay bills and put food on the table at this time of year. The Hunger Coalition has seen an uptick in numbers recently, with more and more families arriving […]

Spring Corporate Food Drive

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Spring is quickly approaching, (especially with the 60 degree days) and that means it’s time for The Hunger Coalition to partner with local businesses for the Annual Spring Corporate Food Drive. Through March 20, 2015 the Sun Valley Resort, St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, Idaho Mountain Express, and Marketron will be competing to bring The […]

Community Food Assessment Forms Research Teams

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  The next time you’re at the grocery store and you’re sorting through veggies in the produce aisle, think about how far that tomato traveled to get here and what it cost in fuel, man power and overhead to place that tomato in your basket. Called a Community Food Assessment, a community-led study focusing on […]

The Hunger Season is Upon Us

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When February arrives, The Hunger Coalition braces. Last March, The Hunger Coalition saw 576 locals come through their lines at the Mobile Food Bank—a record high—compared to their last high of 481 people in March of 2011. Many reasons were thrown around for the large uptick in numbers—lack of snow being the biggest. This year, […]

The Hunger Season is Upon Us

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When February arrives, The Hunger Coalition braces. Last March, The Hunger Coalition saw 576 locals come through their lines at the Mobile Food Bank—a record high—compared to their last high of 481 people in March of 2011. Many reasons were thrown around for the large uptick in numbers—lack of snow being the biggest. This year, […]