BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Foodbank is handing out food boxes at Boise State University in honor of Hunger Awareness Month in Idaho. The foodbank partnered with Albertsons and BSU to do a special distribution of boxes to celebrate Albertsons as a champion of hunger relief efforts and the expanded food pantry services on campus.
Students and campus staff in need are encouraged to come to pick up a free box of food, no questions asked. The Idaho Foodbank hopes to generate awareness around the expanded food pantry on the Boise State campus.
TODAY, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, @IdahoFoodbank and @Albertsons are teaming up to provide 100 free meal kits to #BoiseState students, staff and faculty who may be experiencing food insecurity.— Boise State University (@BoiseState) October 13, 2020
⏰ 11AM - 3PM
📍 Campus School
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The boxes will be handed out at the Campus School Building located at 1910 University Drive starting at `11 a.m. According to a RealCollege survey done in fall 2018, 36 percent of Boise State students reported food insecurity or not knowing where their next meal will come from.
Albertsons provided Boise state with start-up money for the campus food pantry in 2018. The company has donated over $200,000 to the Idaho Foodbank this year, including a grant for over $127,000 from their Nourishing Neighbors initiative.