Feeding the 5000 families food drive will be having a candlelight service on March 24, 2018 at Community of Christ located at 4588 Bannock Highway beginning at 7:00 pm. The service is designed to bring awareness to the hungry in our community. This candlelight service is being held in connection with the feeding the 5000 families food drive, an interfaith group in its 20
th year helping provide food and money to our local care agencies.
We invite the general public to attend this free community event and learn about hunger in our community. At this service, we will hear this through prayer, music, and readings of hunger in our community. There will be an opportunity at this service to make a donation of a non-perishable food items and/ or monetary donations to the Idaho Foodbank.

According to the Idaho Foodbank website 15.6% of Idaho’s residents are food insecure – 250,830 people or 1 in 6and 17.3% of Idaho’s residents are food insecure – 274,230 people or 1 in 6 and 21.1% of Idaho’s children are food insecure – 90,240 children or 1 in 5.Our local branch of the Idaho Foodbank can provide 4 meals from a one dollar donation.

Hunger persists in the United States, 48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children, live in households that experience hunger or the risk of hunger. This represents approximately 14 percent of households (17.4 million households) were food insecure in the United States.

Please come and light a candle to fight hunger.