Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Food and meals are available to public

Valley has resources to help


    For those displaced physically and economically by fire, there are resources available to help.  The Hunger Coalition holds three weekly food distributions in Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum. Their staff and volunteers are available to help families in need. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy and staples such as rice, cereal and pasta are handed out at each location.
    It is strongly recommended that people call their office so their staff can assist. Call 788-0121.
    In addition to weekly food distributions, The Hunger Coalition, in partnership with Blaine County School District, is providing free lunches for children 18 and under from 11 a.m. to noon this week through Friday, Aug. 23, at Woodside Elementary in Hailey. Accompanying parents may purchase a meal for $3.25.  For more information, call 788-0121.
    Other community food resources include:

  • The Red Cross has a shelter at the Community Campus in Hailey. They are serving three, free meals per day: breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m.
  • Souper Supper provides free, hot meals every Monday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles Parish Hall, 311 First Ave. South in Hailey.  For more information, call 788-3024.
  • For seniors, the Blaine County Senior Connection provides lunch five days per week, Monday through Friday, at 721 Third Ave. South in Hailey.  For more information, call 788-3468.
  • If you are faced with the impending loss of income from the Beaver Creek Fire and worried about food security, call The Hunger Coalition.

    Concerned citizens wishing to support Hunger Coalition efforts can consider donating money, food or purchasing Stop Hunger Cards at Atkinsons’ Markets and Albertson’s.
    The Hunger Coalition is located at 121 Honeysuckle St. in Bellevue. It is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Contact them at 788-0121.

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