Idler’s Home and Whirlpool Corporation will donate five new Whirlpool refrigerators to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Idler’s Home staff members, along with James Stoddard, territory manager for Whirlpool, will deliver the appliances before June 16.
The refrigerators will support the Lovin’ Lunchbox program (also called the Summer Food Service Program), afterschool snack programs during the school year, and expansion of lunch programs during the summer, said Andrea Keisler, manager of the Food Bank’s children’s programs.
“This donation will allow us to expand our summer lunch program to new sites this summer,” Keisler said. “The refrigerators will give these sites the ability to store meals safely and thereby provide more nutritious meals to children.”
Idler’s Home regularly supports the Food Bank, including collecting canned goods in stores during the holidays, and has donated other appliances to the charity.
“Idler’s Home loves helping people create a unique and special place to call ‘home,’” said Don Idler, president of Idler’s Home. “But so many people don’t have a safe place to call home or consistent access to healthy food. We can’t forget those people. And we thank those who support Idler’s Home because they help us support these efforts.”
In addition to the Food Bank, Idler’s Home employees, their family members and their friends also support the El Camino Homeless Organization, Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County, Loaves and Fishes, Family Care Network and Habitat for Humanity, among others. On June 21, Team Idler’s Home will participate in Relay for Life of Paso Robles (http://bit.ly/1iU3qKG), an event they’ve taken part in since 2008.