Idaho C-store proves a valued partner in fight against hunger.
From November 7-17, Stinker customers were asked if they wanted to add a donation to The Idaho Foodbank. Customers donated $34,110 and Stinker Stores owners Charley and Nancy Jones matched donations with an extra $20,000. Together, the donations are enough to provide the food for 216,440 meals.
“The thing I enjoy most during the holidays is the time I get to spend with my family,” said Charley Jones owner of Stinker, which is based in Boise. “Idahoans should not have to worry about providing meals during a time that is meant for giving thanks and celebrating family. I’m pleased that our customers and employees helped deliver 216,440 meals this year to Idaho families, yet another Stinker Stores record.”
This year marks the most raised by the event, which started in 2011 with just under $12,000 being raised. In this month’s drive, Nampa’s Holly St. Stinker Store location led the way with $1,837 raised by its customers.
Stinker is also a major sponsor — through fuel donations — of the Foodbank’s Grocery Alliance Program. GAP brings in food donated by grocery stores that’s near its sell-by date. The Foodbank’s GAP trucks, with fuel assistance from Stinker, are able to distribute the food quickly to partners, who in turn get it to hungry families.
“Stinker has stepped up as a true partner in the effort to solve hunger” said Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “The food for 216,440 meals will be going to the people in the most need all over our state. We give thanks to Charley and Nancy and all the Stinker customers and employees who made this drive a success.”