Donations will be closed at 12:00 am on December 21st
In this season of thanks and giving, many families in our community are struggling. COVID-19’s
economic impact has doubled the number of families the Community Food Basket is serving
this year. The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and Elevation Labs realize that many
have had to cancel lunches and meetings and we want to turn canceled lunches into “Hope
The Chamber recently canceled our “Out of the Box” lunches. We asked our sponsoring
businesses and prepaid attendees if they would donate the cost of their lunch or sponsorship to
the Community Food Basket and were overwhelmed by the positive response. So much so that
we decided to reach out to all businesses to support the Community Food Basket. Mike Hughes
at Elevation Labs volunteered to start this campaign off with a $3,000.00 donation on behalf of
his employees. Our hope is that other businesses and individuals will join in and help.
By asking for cash donations instead of the usual canned food drive, the Community Food
Basket can purchase $5.00 of food for every $1.00 donated. A $12.00 Hope Lunch donation can
be turned into $60.00 of groceries. By giving dollars instead of cans, we can maximize the
number of families served.
The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and Elevation Labs are challenging businesses
and individuals to donate the cost of one (1) or more lunches to the Chamber. All donations
will be given directly to the Community Food Basket. Businesses can collect donations from
their employees and then call us, bring in their donations, or mail a check to the chamber
One hundred percent of Hope Lunch donations will go to the Idaho Falls Community Food
Basket. We thank our partners at Elevation Labs for their financial support and all of the Idaho
Falls business community for the support we know will come in.
Contact Stacy Butcher
Phone: 208. 523. 1010 option 3