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Aging vans threaten Kootenai County food bank’s ability to feed the hungry

Community Action Partnership - Kootenai County’s food bank - needs new cargo vans to help collect food from grocery stores and restaurants for distribution to low-income county residents.


Avista asks to restart conservation upgrade rebates in Idaho

Avista Utilities wants to resurrect a program that gives Idaho customers rebates for upgrading to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and other energy conservation projects.


Winter heating bills come due, but many can’t pay

SAGLE, Idaho – The calendar says it’s spring, but Dave Ross and Patty Earnest are still digging out from under their winter heating bills. Medical bills for Ross, who has …


Kootenai County food bank needs turkeys

The Community Action Partnership — Kootenai County’s food bank — put out an urgent call this morning for turkeys.


Charities look to stock up as holiday season approaches

For many, the holiday season is a time to gather with family and friends and share a special meal. A warm holiday meal might be even more special to those …


Federal grant cuts would jeopardize North Idaho services to poor

Proposed cuts to a 30-year-old federal grant program would mean office closures and layoffs in the Community Action Partnership offices serving North Idaho’s poorest residents. “Just because the funding goes …


Holiday meal producers rely on community support

After 12 years of serving Thanksgiving meals to the community, Michael and Vickie Hillicoss know that the holiday is best when shared with friends and family. For thousands of people …


Lori Jurado

Lori Jurado works for Community Action Partnership in Coeur d’Alene, the lead organization in an ongoing community-based initiative called Circles. In Circles, low-income people formulate their own plans to work …


Circles of support

My dad was in the Marines. He was not so nice at home. At 13, I ran away. I didn’t like being beaten up anymore. I was in foster homes. …


Fire destroys food bank van, toasts bread

Coeur d’Alene’s food bank lost its 1989 Dodge van and 500 loaves of bread Thursday when the van caught fire.