BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - It's time to Drive, Drop and Donate, Treasure Valley!
KBOI TV is teaming up with Bronco Motors, RC Willey, The Idaho Press-Tribune, for the 6th annual Drive, Drop and Donate campaign - the annual food collection drive that helps restock the shelves at the Idaho Food Bank.
The food drive is taking place TODAY from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at various locations throughout the Treasure Valley. ** Donate Now **
"Hunger is a critical issue for the Treasure Valley," said Don Pratt, KBOI-TV general manager. "Drive, Drop and Donate gives families and kids a much needed helping hand, and helps fill a basic human need many of us take for granted."
"We are proud to join our partner companies and the Idaho Food Bank for this worthwhile cause. We ask everyone to please give what you can during this important food drive, and we thank everyone for their generosity.
We will be collecting non-perishable food items as well as taking monetary donations for the Idaho Food Bank. The collection effort will be broadcast throughout the day on KBOI-TV, Channel 2 and CW 2.2. You may look for additional coverage on KBOI2.com and on the station's Facebook page.
The Idaho Food Bank and their statewide network of partner agencies provided 10.57 million pounds of emergency food to families, children and senior citizens during 2011.
That works out to 8.8 million meals for hungry Idahoans and represents a 90 percent increase in food distribution since 2008. Obviously, there is a great need for this food.
Drive, Drop & Donate Locations
- The KBOI 2 TV studios at 140 N. 16th street in downtown Boise
- Bronco Motors at 15885 Idaho Center Blvd.
- RC Willey at 3301 Lanark Dr. Meridian
- Idaho Press-Tribune at 1618 N. Midland Blvd. in Nampa
In 2010, KBOI-TV produced the documentary "Neighbors in Need" to highlight just how important it is for the community to help.