Idaho Foodbank gets a hand from the Idaho National Guard

Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 19:17:31-04

BOISE, Idaho — It is hard to find someone whose life has not been changed by COVID-19. We are all having to find new ways to do things, and that includes the Idaho Foodbank.

The number of volunteers at the food bank have dropped as more people are staying home. However, the number of those in needed has increased, since more people are finding themselves without a job.

That is why the Idaho National Guard pitched in Thursday to help out.

"We need to make sure that our operations continue, not only at the level they've been, but to accelerate that level," said Karen Vauk, Idaho Foodbank CEO. "That means we need some additional support."

The food bank is also putting together special self-contained food boxes to distribute to all their mobile pantries across the state.