Stinker stores set record for Idaho Foodbank assistance

Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 14:21:32-05

Stinker stores’ customers and associates have set a “Stomp Out Hunger” record, with customers donating $51,614 this holiday season and Stinker Stores adding another $25,000 in a match. The total gift comes to $76,614 -– enough to provide the food for 306,456 meals, said Idaho Foodbank officials.

From November 4th to the 14th, customers at 65 Stinker locations in Idaho were asked if they wanted to add a donation to The Idaho Foodbank. “As they have since the 2011 launch of the drive, the generous people of Idaho stepped up and made the fundraiser a success,” said Idaho Foodbank spokesman Mike Sharp.

“This year’s campaign broke last year’s record when customers donated $49,107 and Stinker stores matched donations with an extra $20,000 -- enough to provide the food for 276,428 meals.”

Since 2011, the “Stomp Out Hunger” campaign has totaled $278,859, which is enough to provide the food for more than 1.1 million meals.

“The ‘Stomp Out Hunger’ campaign has become a staple for how our communities celebrate the holiday season,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “The customers and associates of Stinker stores are a great example of what we can accomplish when we work together in the effort to solve hunger.”

The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho.