Food bank low on donations

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BOISE, Idaho- Donations are really low right now at the Idaho Foodbank.

"People need to eat in April and May just as they do during the holiday time," said foodbank Vice President of Development, Jenifer Johnson.

Every month, the foodbank gives out about a million pounds of food. They buy big pallets of food with money that's donated but it's the food drives that help add variety and make a well balanced meal.

"The non-perishable items are very much needed, very much desired by our partners and the families they help," said Johnson.

Every April, the Idaho Foodbank teams up with KBOI to hold Drive Drop and Donate. This year it will take place on April 19.

You can drop off food and cash donations at KBOI, Bronco Motors, RC Willey and the Idaho Press Tribune.

Within just one day the community donates thousands of pounds of food for the foodbank.

"The need continues to stay high. We are seeing about 267,000 families who are struggling with hunger on a daily basis. The Idaho Foodbank is helping about 116,000 people every month.

$1 will buy three meals.

The foodbank needs canned fruit and vegetables, tuna, chili, soup, gluten free and low sodium items and other non-perishables.

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Drive Drop and Donate will be held Friday, April 19.

Last year, the community donated more than 8,100 pounds of food and raised nearly $13,000 for the Idaho Foodbank.