Hunger relief advocates are in town to remind lawmakers that food insecurity is still an issue in Idaho.
The Idaho Foodbank, as only one example, has seen the need for its services increase nearly 30 percent in the last six months.
Sixteen organizations that comprise the Idaho Interfaith Roundtable Against Hunger will have information booths set up on the Capitol's fourth floor until 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Pamphlets, fact sheets, as well as Idaho potatoes, apples, and coffee from the Boise company Dawson Taylor will be among the free giveaways.
Why now? This from the Roundtable spokeswoman Vivian Parrish:
"We are asking Idaho residents and legislators to come to the Idaho Statehouse to learn about hunger, its causes, and the solutions to ending hunger in the state. This effort helps create awareness of the fight against hunger right here in Idaho—in your backyard."