A message from the Mayor

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mountain Home Citizens : We’ve developed a new volunteer-based program at City Hall to provide food to those who may be struggling financially right now. Special thanks to the Mountain Home News for providing us this forum to help make sure we get the word out. I want to make sure everyone who needs help knows how to get it and everyone who wants to help knows how to get involved. Our program is simple. We’ll start stockpiling frozen and non-perishable food items at City Hall for distribution to anyone who asks for it – no questions asked.

I’m kicking off the initial drive by donating my monthly net mayor’s pay to the program. We will also accept your donations in the form of food or funds. You can drop off frozen or non-perishable food donations outside City Hall Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or you can mail a check to City Hall to donate to the fund. Please do not drop off food donations outside of these hours. No one will be available to get them out of the elements and into appropriate storage

We’re also making it as simple as possible to receive help through the program.

Request assistance through the program by email at food@mountain-home.us.
Tell us your top 12 frozen or non-perishable food needs, and we will
1.Gather the items and shop for any items we from your list we don’t have in stock,
2.Assign you a number and mark your groceries with that number.
3.Place your items outside City Hall for pickup and notify you that they are ready.

We are also willing to make delivery arrangements for those who are unable to pick up their own groceries. Please just let us know in your request email if that is the case so we can make appropriate arrangements to drop off at your door. All information provided in your request will be considered confidential and will not be used for any other purpose than providing you with the help you need.

We’re also going to keep some type of disinfectant cleaner at the donation box. Please use this on the lid handle before and after you touch it to pick up your groceries. Take only the items marked for you from the box, and don’t rummage through the box for anything other than your own bags. We all need to work together to keep this process as sanitary as possible for everyone involved.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out and told us they want to help their neighbors during this challenging time. Please feel free to email us at food@mountain-home.us if you have any questions about the program.

One Town, One Team,

Mayor Rich Sykes

Editor’s Note: To clarify the pick up point for your 7-10 requested items is in front of the Economic Development Office. In front of City Hall there will be another box where individuals can drop off or pick up other items.

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