Food insecurity continues to rise heading into the holiday season, and a local business owner wants to help

Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 01:59:38-05

MERIDIAN, Idaho — According to theIdaho Foodbank, as of November 2020, 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 6 kids in Southwest Idaho struggle with food insecurity.

As the pandemic continues to impact Idaho's food insecurity rate, Cecyle Brock, owner of Deja Brew Laugh A Latte, is stepping in to help.

Brock tells Idaho News 6 that with help from generous donors, like Advanced Heating & Cooling and the Meridian Rotary, other local businesses including Paulies Bar Room and Two Guys Catering, and customers, she'll be able to prepare and hand out about 500 free meals on Thanksgiving.

But despite 2020 becoming a year when small businesses are struggling, it isn't stopping Brock from paying it forward.

"This year, it just seems like the right year to do it," Brock says.

Brock will begin preparing the meals Monday, but she still needs your help with donations, including:

  • Additional turkeys
  • Additional hams
  • 20 lbs of butter
  • 10 gallons of chicken stock

To donate or reserve a Thanksgiving meal, click here. If you're unable to donate or receive a meal from Deja Brew this Thanksgiving, visit the Foodbank's website for a list of pantries and distribution centers near you.