Submitted by: Joey Schueler

The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force and Family Medicine Residency of Idaho worked with the Idaho Governor’s Office to establish October as “Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month” by Governor Proclamation.

On Thursday, October 19th, 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County’s Director of Operations, Joey Schueler, and Nutrition Director, Danny Stoddard, drove to Peaceful Belly to receive over 600 pounds of local, fresh, organic red potatoes. This wonderful donation will be served to over 1,000 kids who receive daily meals at the Club! The kids have already had the potatoes included in delicious meals such as one of the suppers served last week, which included a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, mojo potatoes, bananas, and milk.

We strive to teach our kids the importance of putting nutrient-rich foods into their bodies so they can grow into healthy adults. Supporting local farming and community agricultural practices help our communities keep their dollars local while also providing youth with the healthy habits they need to grow into healthy, smart, and civic-minded citizens.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County are very thankful to Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture for promoting local agriculture, and the many farm workers and volunteers at Peaceful Belly who are committed to feeding our communities the best possible food for a healthy future!

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