Due to a surprise donation from Melaleuca, the Community Food Basket — Idaho Falls is now able to close its capital campaign and pay off the mortgage on its 22,000-square-foot food storage warehouse. The final $51,500 needed to end the capital campaign to purchase the warehouse has been donated to Community Food Basket. Melaleuca’s donation represents the single largest corporate donation in the warehouse capital campaign.
During the company’s holiday food drive, Melaleuca employees gave $34,228 in donations, which was equally matched by The Melaleuca Foundation, for a total of $68,456 to benefit the hungry. In addition to this $51,500 contribution to the Community Food Basket, Melaleuca bought turkeys and groceries for the Thanksgiving meal hosted by The Salvation Army to benefit the elderly, homeless, disabled and the less fortunate in the community.