Food insecurity exists 24/7, 365 days a year.
Every year, food banks receive generous donations in the holiday season. For instance, Thanksgiving and Christmas experience huge spikes in donations.
However, food insecurity exists beyond the traditional seasons of giving. Following these holidays, donation numbers fall significantly.
Yet, the need for providing healthy food remains.
How Idaho is affected by food insecurity, year-round
An estimated 300,000 Idaho residents are food insecure. This stems from a rise in the Idaho unemployment rates.
Even worse, it significantly affects the livelihood of children. To illustrate, the number of food-insecure children rose by 75 percent in 2020.
This is the daunting reality. As a result, it is an issue that exists far beyond just the holiday periods.
The Food Bank of Idaho recognizes this discrepancy. Through their Million Meals in March campaign, they are beginning to resolve this trend.
What is the Million Meals in March campaign?
Traditionally, March is one of the quietest months for food bank donations. Consequently, there is less food to serve.
As a result, The Food Bank of Idaho launched the Million Meals in March campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness of food insecurity during quieter months.
It is a Spring fundraiser where local businesses come together to help. By supporting through food and funds, nutritious meals are given back to the community.
How AnswerForce customers are helping
Thanks to your continued support, you help those struggling with food insecurity. Above all, you make a difference.
This month we are presenting the Million Meals in March Campaign. None of which would be possible without you.
Lastly, if you would like to find out more about Idaho Food Bank then visit their website: