Melaleuca Donates to The Idaho Foodbank to Support Idahoans in Need

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Thanks to a $12,500 donation from Melaleuca employees and the Melaleuca foundation, The Idaho Foodbank has purchased 50,000 meals for individuals in need.

The following press release from The Idaho Foodbank has been covered by a handful of news outlets including East Idaho News and Local News 8.

The Idaho Foodbank Press Release

Melaleuca employees raised over $34,000 to address food insecurity in Southeast Idaho and these funds were matched by the Melaleuca Foundation. In addition to the donation to The Idaho Foodbank, Melaleuca also used these funds to support two of The Foodbank’s food distribution partners – The Salvation Army in Idaho Falls and Community Food Basket in Idaho Falls.

“Feeding the hungry is just one way that Melaleuca and the Melaleuca Foundation demonstrate our mission of enhancing lives,” said Melaleuca President Cole Clinger. “More than ever, too many of our neighbors are struggling to put food on their table, and Melaleuca is pleased to partner with this exceptional nonprofit to help those who are in need, especially during these hard times.

For over three decades, Melaleuca’s charitable giving has played a substantial role in filling the shelves of food pantries throughout southeast Idaho. Not only has it donated truckloads of food, but Melaleuca has also bought commercial freezers for food pantries, paid for advertising campaigns to promote regional food drives and built critical infrastructure for a food storage warehouse.

“We are grateful for the kindness and generosity of Melaleuca employees” said Kia Shaw, Eastern Branch Manager for The Idaho Foodbank. “This donation from employees and the Melaleuca Foundation will make a significant impact in the lives of Idahoans who are facing food insecurity.”

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