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Thieves steal food from community garden for low-income refugees

Posted at 4:17 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 19:19:31-04

BOISE, Idaho — Thieves recently hit a popular community garden in West Boise, making off with about a dozen big bags of vegetables intended for low-income refugee families.

It happened last week at the garden behind the Hillview United Methodist Church on Ustick Road. The church says those who run the garden would have helped someone in need, but despite the thefts and damage to the garden, they will continue to help those in need.

"If the people had asked them, of course, they would have shared their produce with them, and that when people offer now to bring produce to make up for it, they say 'oh no there are other people who are just as poor.'" said Reverand Brenda Sene.

Boise Police are investigating the thefts.

The church's youth group is looking to build a fence around the garden to prevent something like this from happening again.

If you'd like to help out or donate, you can call the church at (208) 375-0392 or mail a donation to 8525 w. Ustick rd. Boise, Idaho 83704 (make sure you note that it's a donation for the community refugee garden).