Local Company Hopes to Net 500 lbs. of Food, Monetary Donations for Eagle Food Bank
Some families don't. When it comes to going without, Idaho isn't immune to hunger pangs.
In fact, Idaho kids are the hardest hit, since over a quarter of the child population in the state get assistance from Idaho's Food Bank Network, and over 16 percent of the state's kids are below the poverty line, according to the independent non-profit organization, the Idaho Foodbank (IFB).
As part of the company's ongoing monthly "Page One Power Gives Back" campaign, local link building firm Page One Power will be accepting food and monetary donations at its offices in Eagle, ID, as well as canvassing local neighborhoods for food collection Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The company has a goal of collecting 500 pounds of non-perishable food items for its food drive.
"We felt like hunger was something that might get overlooked, especially in more affluent areas like Eagle," said Jon Ball, company co-founder. "We feel like a food drive is a nice way to assist hungry kids and families here locally and also to spread the word about hunger in Idaho. We're very pleased to be able to help out our friends and neighbors here locally."
Kaisja Clark, Page One Power food drive coordinator said there are numerous ways to get involved.
"We are so excited to get local businesses and other volunteers to join in the efforts, and we'd like to make it as simple as possible for them to do so," Clark said. "Companies can help in a number of ways, including making a tax-deductible donation to the food bank, serving as a collection site for food donations, passing out flyers and helping to spread the word, or even helping collect and drop off food. Plus, it's an amazing feeling to know that doing as something as simple as bringing a couple of stray cans of food from the back of the pantry in can make sure a little kids doesn't go hungry. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that? I'm so happy to work with a company that cares, and to collaborate with our friends at local businesses who also want to do a little good in the community."
Clark may be contacted at 208-346-3599 or emailed at [email protected] [dot]com with any questions.
In addition to sponsoring the event, Page One Power is seeking local businesses and other volunteers to join in the efforts, she said. Companies can help in a number of ways, including making a tax deductible donation to the food bank, serving as a collection site for food donations, passing out flyers and helping to spread the word.
The Eagle Idaho Food Bank has a list of suggested donations that include baking items, canned items like chili, dinners, fruits, raviolis, vegetables, soups and meats, boxed items such as cereal, pasta/rice mix dinners, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce, and snacks. They will also accept toiletry items like toilet paper, shampoo, tooth brushes and tooth paste.
Collections sites include:Old Shoes Div. Page One Power 1117 E Plaza Ct Ste. 200 Eagle, ID Page One Power 1251 E. Iron Eagle Dr. Eagle, ID Eagle Food Bank 149 W. State St. Eagle, ID Eagle Fire Department 149 W. State St. Eagle, ID Albertson's Grocery Store 4700 North Eagle Road
Boise, ID 83713 Monetary Donations may be mailed to: Page One Power Food Drive c/o Eagle Food Bank PO Box 639, Eagle, ID 83616 [box] PAGE ONE POWER's Food Drive Goal: We are looking to collect 500 lbs of food. Please join in our efforts to meet our goal. We will also be accepting monetary donations that will go directly to the Boise/Eagle Idaho Food Bank Network. Collection Site(s): We will collect from specific neighborhoods on July 24th, from our offices at Page One Power, 1251 E. Iron Eagle Drive or 1117 E. Plaza Dr, or directly at the food bank at 149 W. State St. Please drop off your food donations between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Questions: Contact Kaisja Clark, Food Drive Coordinator, 208-346-3599 [email protected] Pageonepower.com Remember: You have the ability to make a change in Boise and to help fight hunger. Please bring your extra canned goods and non-perishable food items to us today! All donations will benefit local families and will go directly to the Eagle Food Bank. We appreciate your generosity and participation![/box] ### ###
About Page One PowerPage One Power is a custom link building firm located in Boise, ID, headed by two brothers, Jon Ball and Zach Ball, that focuses on customized, white hat link building strategies. The company work with a limited number of highly motivated clients who are focused on getting top search engine rankings. Everyone agrees that link building is an important part of their SEO strategy but many site owners lack the time and/or expertise to execute a cohesive and consistent link building plan. For more information please call usat: 208-229-7046; email us at: [email protected] dot com, or write us via snail mail at our mailing address: Page One Power 1251 East Iron Eagle Drive Suite 200 Eagle, ID 83616. You can learn more about custom link building firm Page One Power at www.pageonepower.com, or from its blog, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.