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Downtown Boise restaurants, Treefort, others to help feed those in need, put people back to work

A group of local businesses and organizations hope to help feed people who need meals. In the process, they want to put people in the service and food sectors back to work.

City of Good teams up an array of local restaurants, the Boise Co-Op, Treefort Music Festival, Oliver Russell and others. It will deliver meal kits to vulnerable members of the community. The project will start with people who recently lost their job, can’t leave home due to COVID-19 risk, and the homeless.

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“This is another example of Boise coming together at a grassroots level where businesses, nonprofits, and individuals quickly unite to give of themselves and help those who are desperately in need,” Bittercreek Ale House founder Dave Krick said.

Krick is one of the founding members of City of Good. Other restaurants participating include Alavita, Brickyard, Diablo and Sons, Fork, Kin and Red Feather as well as the Co-Op.

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The meals are provided free of charge to those in need. City of Good is asking for donations to help fund the kits. The offerings include $10 for a single meal for one person, or $100 for a meal kit with two to three days of food for two people. The meal kits will focus on healthy and fresh offerings.

The City of Good Boise initiative also aims to help get folks back to work at restaurants, as well as for delivery. The program will focus on local ingredients with the goal of purchasing from local farmers and suppliers.

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