Food Bank

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Printed on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Several friends who know that I volunteer at the Idaho Falls Food Bank asked me for clarification about recent requests for donations to the Idaho Food Bank with a Pocatello address. This is one of a number of "food banks" around Idaho that do provide large amounts of food to needy families and individuals. Primarily this organization serves the Pocatello and adjacent area while our local area is served by the Idaho Falls Community Food Bank.

The Idaho Falls unit is located in what was previously the Ray Pullen's Prescription Center building on Placer. Much of the food which the Boy Scouts have obtained last month will be distributed through this facility after being sorted out at the EICAP warehouse. We are always looking for more volunteers and invite anyone who is interested to contact us. We are fortunate that we also have many churches and other organizations as well as many individuals who contribute regularly to us.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Idaho Falls Food Bank may send donations to the bank at P.O. Box 2236, Idaho Falls, ID 83404. I do not wish to imply that the other requests are not just as much needed but just wanted to answer this question. We do work cooperatively with the Idaho Food Bank also.

Ron Lechelt
Idaho Falls