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Stinker Stores owner Charley Jones and Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank.

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For the second consecutive year, Stinker Stores are celebrating a record-breaking effort in their annual “Stomp Out Hunger” campaign. This year, from November 3-13, customers of Stinker Stores around Idaho were encouraged to add donations on their final totals at the register to help The Idaho Foodbank.

Customers raised $56,772 and Stinker Stores added another $25,000 in a match. The total of $81,772 is enough to provide the food for 408,860 meals. Last year, customers donated $51,614. With the same match from Stinker, the total of $76,614 was enough to provide the food for 383,070 meals.

The donation comes as the Foodbank endeavors to provide the food for 3 million meals in the last two months of the year.

Since 2011, the “Stomp Out Hunger” campaign has totaled $360,631.

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“Every year, we’re astonished by the generosity of Stinker Stores, their owners Charley and Nancy Jones and the customers who make this campaign possible,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank.

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