Community distribution of free food boxes Thursday at 3 p.m. in Nampa

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 16:44:06-04

NAMPA  — The Idaho Foodbank will distribute food boxes to at least 1,000 people this Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

The food is from the 'Farmers to Families Food Box Program' created by the USDA to help farmers sell their produce and families put fresh food on their table.

"It's really important to provide people with food when they are food insecure, but that's not enough," said The Idaho Foodbank President Karen Vauk. "What's most important is that we are providing nutritious food."

Each household will get two boxes of food filled with milk, butter, cheese, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. The food is free to anyone needing help.

" It's the spirit of, we're going to figure this out if there's a need and if our neighbors are in need and if our communities are struggling," said Vauk. "We're just going to come together and figure it out cause that's just what we do in Idaho."

To ensure safety, volunteers will place the boxes in the cars, in a drive-thru line. Drivers are asked to stay in their vehicles.