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Stinker Stores raises record funds for food bank

For the second consecutive year, Stinker Stores are celebrating a record-breaking effort in their annual “Stomp Out Hunger” campaign.

From November 3 to November 13, Stinker Stores customers all over the state were encouraged to add donations to their final totals at the register.

This year customers raised $56,772, and Stinker Stores added another $25,000 in a match.

The total of $81,772 was donated to the Idaho Foodbank and is enough to provide the food for 408,860 meals.

Last year, customers donated $51,614. With the same match from Stinker, the total of $76,614 was enough to provide the food for 383,070 meals.

“Every year, we’re astonished by the generosity of Stinker Stores, their owners Charley and Nancy Jones and the customers who make this campaign possible,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank. “Somehow, they all work together to continually out-do themselves, and we’re so honored to make sure these 408,000 meals go to the Idahoans who need them the most.”

Since 2011, the Stomp Out Hunger campaign has totaled $360,631 which is enough to provide the food for more than 1.8 million meals.

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