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Mayor McLean and Treasure Valley YMCA president to distribute food on Monday

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 16:36:26-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and Treasure Valley Family YMCA President and CEO David Duro will hand out boxes of food to those experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19 on Monday.

The food distribution will happen Monday, June 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Downtown Family YMCA located at 1050 W. State Street Boise, ID 83702.

This activity is a part of a broader partnership between the YMCA and Grasmick Produce to distribute food at the YMCA facilities throughout the Treasure Valley. Grasmick Produce is providing 25 lb boxes of either produce or combination boxes with a 25 lb box with a mix of meat, dairy and produce.

The boxes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at other Idaho YMCA facilities on a rotating schedule through June 30. Enhanced sanitary and safety measures will also be in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

The food boxes will be distributed in a contact-less manner. Recipients are asked to stay in their cars, and volunteers will place the box in their vehicle. Staff and volunteers distributing boxes will undergo a wellness check and will wear masks during distribution. Food boxes are limited to one per car, and there is no documentation required to receive a box of food.

"As a result of COVID-19 the need for organizations to collaborate to support those who are struggling is greater than ever," the YMCA said in a press release. "The leaders of the City of Boise and the YMCA working together to distribute food is representative of this spirit of collaboration."

For more information on how the Treasure Valley YMCA is handling COVID-19, you can head to their website.