BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) The Idaho Food Bank has been given a donation that it says will help provide needy Idahoans with 400,000 meals.

On Monday, the Foodbank says it took a check of $100,000 from the J.A. and Kathryn Alberstson Family Foundation. The Foodbank works with charitable organizations from across Idaho to help feed people. The group says the funds will help during the winter months when it becomes more difficult to distribute.

“The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is synonymous with service and investment in our community,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “They’re in our community and they know there’s a tremendous amount of work to be done in the effort to solve hunger. It’s an honor to have them as a partner.”

According to the Foodbank, 160,000 people are helped every month from direct service, educational and outreach programs. Last year the group set out more than 14 million meals. The Idaho Foodbank says Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service was a perfect time to announce the gift and recognized donors and volunteers as key players its mission.

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