During COVID, the Idaho Falls Rotary Club was donating all funds that were coming in from members for meals to the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen, rather than stopping collection of these funds. Now that our club is resuming in-person meetings, we'd like to continue our support of this vital organization in our community.
NEED: Due to COVID, the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen continues to provide pre-packaged meals to the people they serve. The pre-packaged meals cost approximately $0.50 per day to provide packaging, utensils, napkins, water bottles, etc. The Soup Kitchen serves approximately 130 people per day, 7 days per week.
TIMELINE: Plan to distribute funds to the Soup Kitchen upon approval of the grant. The project is expected to conclude at the end of August when the Soup Kitchen plans to resume serving plated meals in their dining room and suspending pre-packaged meals.
CLUB MEMBER INVOLVEMENT: During June, July, and August, Rotarians from our club will also help transport goods from the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket to the Soup Kitchen each week.