The Hunger Coalition is asking for help to keep pace with record demand on its services—and, through the end of August, donations could be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous supporter.

     As of Wednesday night, the group had raised $32,369 of the $50,000 needed to unlock the double.

     In April, nearly 800 people used The Hunger Coalition’s Bellevue food pantry, an all-time high for a single month in the organization’s history.

     Other programs are gaining traction, too, according to Communications and Development Supervisor Kristin McMahon.

      “More children are chasing down Bloom Truck for free food and books,” she said. “More homegrown carrots, beets and greens are being harvested from Bloom Farm by a record number of Volunteers for Veggies. The only way these programs will continue to answer the growing demand for healthy food access is through community generosity.”

     Donations can be made directly on The Hunger Coalition's website, or checks can be mailed to 121 Honeysuckle St., Bellevue, ID 83313.

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