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The Idaho Foodbank
August 15, 2011

This charity doesn't actually feed the hungry - they are strictly a warehouse that stores and then charges nonprofit entities that deal directly with the hungry people for the food that is donated by the community. So when they say they have "fed the hungry" they have not..........they have simply taken the food that in the past has been directly to social service entities and pantries and now "store" it. This has hurt the social service entities as now they have to deal with the Idaho FoodBank to get their pantries filled in order to feed the hungry.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have called to ask for a food box and have been told, by them, "we don't give out food boxes. You'll have to go to your local food pantry"

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Require them to be upfront with the communities they "serve" and tell the donors that they are strictly a warehouse....that they have no part of handling the thousands of hungry individuals coming to all the social service entities and food pantries.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & community member that has seen food pantries suffer empty shelves and decreased donations since the Idaho FoodBank started 10 years ago.