Whenever possible, it is nice to see the private sector and/or religious community step up to help people down on their luck, rather than expect government (in other words taxpayers) to fill that need.
St. Vincent de Paul is already gearing up for to provide turkeys and food boxes to the hungry this upcoming holiday season. In years past, they have handed out about 1400 boxes. This year, they are expecting donations to be down, but we can reasonably assume demand will be up in the current economy.
For more information or to volunteer to donate or help out, please call Ida Fisk at 208-331-2208.