The Impact We Have in the Community and Beyond
IMPACT: Weekend Meal Kits
City of Good Weekend Fuel Kits provides fresh, locally sourced, nutritious foods to children in need while supporting culinary jobs and local farms.
Children are most at risk of hunger during the weekend. CoG’s Weekend Fuel Kits provide each child 6 meals per weekend, removing food insecurity with high-quality meals for only $20 each.
Weekend meals delivered
Since we launched our Weekend Fuel Kit program in late May, we’ve delivered over 18,650 meals to hungry schoolkids.
A minimum of 30% of every child’s meal is made using locally-sourced, highly nutritious, in-season produce from local farms and ranches.
I am so grateful for the City of Good meal box for my daughter. I am a single mom with a nine year old and I haven’t been able to work since late March when my employer had to shut down because of coronavirus … I didn’t know how we were going to get through. When my principal called me and told me there was additional food available for my daughter I was very thankful. She is able to eat healthy food that she has loved and likes getting the box each week to see what is inside, it is like Christmas.
Our local restaurants are one of the reasons City of Good was created. Restaurants faced closures due to coronavirus shutdowns, and today are still faced with unprecedented lay-offs and permanent closures as the pandemic continues. Throughout the industry, culinary workers are often living paycheck to paycheck, fearful of losing meager health benefits, and disproportionately affected by mental health issues. By designing programs that place value on human contribution CoG helps keep culinary workers employed, engaged with their community and out of food pantry lines.
The reason I got into the restaurant industry was to create positive experiences for guests through food. The City of Good Weekend Fuel Kits program is an even more rewarding way to create positive experiences through food…by helping under-privileged kids in our community and further supporting local farmers and producers.
IMPACT: Boise Farmers Market
Crisis came to the Boise Farmers Market the first week of opening this spring when Covid-19 threatened to permanently close operations and cut-off the ability of local farmers to reach hundreds of customers through this long-standing institution. But by activating a massive volunteer base and coordinating logistics, City of Good was able to bolster the Boise Farmers Market, providing a safe way for farmers to reach their customers. In turn, the market provided a location for City of Good to distribute meals to those facing food insecurity for the first time.
City of Good provided us with people and tools (volunteers and organization software) when we most needed it, and we were able to offer them an easy distribution method for meals early-on. They literally ensured our success; I hope BFM has been helpful with their success, also. This continues to be a great partnership!
Give $100 and feed a Boise student 6 nutritious meals every weekend for a month, all while supporting local farmers and helping keep our restaurants open.