With kids out of school and thousands of adults out of work, furloughed or working limited hours due to COVID-19, many are turning to the Meridian Food Bank for support.

Like many other great non-profits in the Treasure Valley, social distancing guidelines have really hurt their ability to bring in non-perishable food donations. With the guidelines in place, it's extremely difficult to host a traditional food drive. The timing couldn't be worse as the COVID-19 pandemic has lead more families to experience food insecurity.

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That's why our friends Hugh, Ramona and Debbie at the Village at Meridian put their heads together to see how they could help support the Meridian Food Bank's great work in their community. They came up with a "No Contact Drop & Go Food Drive" which will take place on Wednesday, April 22 in The Village parking lot along Eagle Road. Take the first right after you turn in near Chick-Fil-A and follow the purple cones until you reach the drop off site. You can drop off donations between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Simply drive up, drop off your donations and leave knowing that short detour on the way home is really going to make a difference.

Not sure what bring? Any non-perishable item is great, but they're really looking for Boxed Mac and Cheese, Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna/Meat, Pasta, Canned Pasta Sauce and Boxed Rice.