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Local non-profit suffering financially

The surrounding community is giving back to a non-profit in need.

The Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership says it is suffering financially. Their federal funding has not increased since 2008, but as more people in our community need to take advantage of EICAP’s aid programs, the agency struggles to pay for it all.

Executive director Russell Spain says the agency has been referring people to other agencies.

Still, it’s not all bad news for EICAP. Area high schools have taken notice and are helping the agency by donating tens of thousands of cans of food.

“We’re taking a delivery right now from, I believe, Skyline (high school),” Spain said. “They tell me it’s 50,000 cans of food. That’s incredible. We’ve taken another one from another school in town, Hillcrest, on Friday. It’s just phenomenal.”

Spain said EICAP is preparing for federal funding to be cut altogether.

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