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Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen gets grant to hire employees and is searching for people


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IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen just received a state grant that may help them reopen their doors.

The kitchen closed on Nov. 1, due to a lack of volunteers, and from safety concerns due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday, the Soup Kitchen announced they had received the National Dislocated Worker Grant via the Idaho Department of Labor. The grant is aimed at assisting people who have lost employment due to COVID-19 or are long-term unemployed individuals. The Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen was approved to bring on five people to work at the Soup Kitchen Monday through Friday, with pay, until March 2021.

Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen temporarily closing

But before they can open they need to hire the employees. Anyone interested in the program, which is also aimed at helping non-profit organizations operate during COVID, can find information on the Soup Kitchen positions through the IdahoWorks website. The specific job posting is here.

When in operation, the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen, located at 301 South Boulevard in Idaho Falls, provides warm meals for hundreds of people every day.