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The Boise Community Continues to Band Together

Last updated April 09, 2020 by Totally Boise

Since the start of this pandemic, there have been many unknowns or uncertainties. Mental health and meals for children have been two impactful concerns, since the start. If you, or if someone you know may be suffering the Boise community is here to help you.

Idaho Youth Ranch has always been known to lend a helping hand and their services are especially important during a time of need. This awesome organization is offering mental health services during the pandemic. If this is something you, friends, or loved ones may be interested don’t hesitate to reach out! Their services are provided through video chats or phone calls. It is no doubt this time has caused stress, trauma, or exhaustion, remember to make your health a priority.

The help line is (208) 947-0863 or request an appointment: ID Youth Ranch

Idaho Youth Ranch Resources
Photo Credits: @Idahoyouthrach

Many young kids and teens rely on school providing their food for the day. With schools closing this has become a major concern in the community. If you or someone you know may be at risk, these local places are continuing to offer food to students in need:

Boise State University

At BSU, the food pantry will remain open in the Dean of Students’ office. This service offers bags full of groceries you might need.

Kuna School District

The Kuna school district is offering a major service to those in need. This district is allowing any child enrolled in the Kuna district, Ross Elementary or Reed Elementary. Kids 18 or younger may pick up Grab-and-Go meals from 11AM to 12PM, Monday through Friday.

Nampa School District

The Nampa school district is offering hygiene meal kits for families who may go without school for a while. If this is something your family or a family you may know may benefit from, contact these local schools:

Central Elementary School


Ask for, Mari Ramos at (208) 565-8949 or

Iowa Elementary School

626 W Iowa, Nampa, ID 83686

Ask for, Jennifer OwenTillotson at (208) 696-8451 or

Sherman Elementary School

1521 E Sherman AVE, Nampa, ID 83686

Ask for, Marisol Garcia at (208) 696-8454 or

Snake River Elementary School

500 Stampede DR., Nampa, ID 83687

Ask for, Ofelia Sullivan at (208) 696-8440 or

West Middle School

28 S. Midland BLVD, NAMPA, ID 83651

Ask for Luigi Novoa at (208) 696-8198 or

* HOURS MON-FRI 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Right now, it’s even more important for us to work together and overcome this battle. The Boise community has always stepped up to help each other, and we continue to be amazed by the people in our community who are working extra hard to support one another. If you have the time and would like to show your support, these services are always looking for volunteers.

Continue staying safe and showing love to each other! We will overcome this together.

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