Coeur D Alene, Idaho (PressExposure) April 10, 2012 -- In the spirit of Mother's Day, Bayside Jewelry is sponsoring a fundraiser for our friends at the Post Falls Food Bank. Bayside Jewelry, a local online artisan jewelry store, is honored to help the local community and feels very strongly that people should be helping people. This year they have seen a dramatic increase in the need for food assistance for people in our community. Bayside Jewelry is proudly donating 25% from all jewelry sales May 1 through May 13, 2012.
People receiving hunger relief assistance from the Post Falls Food Bank qualify for services based on income (US Federal Poverty Guidelines) and residency. This year they have 933 registered households seeking assistance. People seeking assistance are from all walks of life the greatest increase is currently coming from people who are under-employed. These are working neighbors who simply do not make enough income to cover the basic necessities. Others seeking and receiving assistance are seniors and people with disabilities who are on fixed incomes. Everyone is faced with the same dilemma how best to spend the limited resources they have to ensure they can pay their housing, utility bills, medical and transportation costs, and finally, food. Often, food becomes a luxury. When surveyed by the food bank, many recipients say the food bank provides them about 75% of their food allowance. Without the food bank, they simply wouldnt have the quality or quantity of food the assistance provides.
Our community and dedicated volunteers have been extremely generous in helping the food bank over the years. We would like to help this generosity continue this spring. It takes numerous volunteers to collect, process, and distribute food, stock shelves, pick items up from local grocery stores, etc. With financial donations they have tremendous food buying power with their grocer partners, and funds assist in daily operating costs as well.
Bayside Jewelry is donating 25% from all purchases including friends and family from the community and supporters of the Post Falls Food Bank. Funds collected will be used to assist the food bank in their mission of providing food to people in need. Anyone in the US or Canada, even international shoppers, may purchase jewelry from our website with the proceeds benefiting the food bank. This fundraiser applies to all the jewelry, fun items and gift certificates at http://www.BaysideJewelry.com and at City Locks Hair Design where some jewelry may be seen in person. All sale items are included in the fundraiser.