Boise restaurant on mission to stop hunger

Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-29 20:51:23-04

A popular restaurant is on a mission to help fill empty bellies in the Treasure Valley this holiday season. 

For every sandwich purchased at Even Stevens, the restaurant matches the sale price in the form of a donation.

This holiday season the restaurant is going above and beyond to help a close friend, The Boise Rescue Mission.

Justin Zora, General Manager of Even Stevens said their mantra is "eat to give".

"We probably donate 10,000 sandwiches a month," said Zora.

This money will help out The Boise Rescue Mission greatly said the nonprofits CEO, Bill Roscoe.

"This year since the culinary program has closed down at the job corp we are finding ourselves having to find a new partner."

And Even Stevens has come to the rescue to fill the gap left by the culinary program.

The ministry feeds at feeds at least a 1000 families during Thanksgiving alone.

 "We want to be able to help people have a great Thanksgiving meal in their own homes. So we provide the dressing, turkey, and cranberries to families in a food box."

"Obviously, this time of year there are quite a few people that are in some form of transition and they are having a hard time sitting down at Thanksgiving and getting those turkeys together,"

Zora said turning donations into supplies is quite easy.

"They go directly through Sysco and order what they need," said Zora.

Helping those in need is something Zora and the Even Stevens family plans to continue to do.

"I ask you why don't other people do this?" said Zora.