The Mix Cares for Kids Backpack Buddies Radiothon for the Idaho Foodbank starts NOW!

M&N Backpack Buddy
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Mix 106 and the Idaho Foodbank will partner together for the Fifth Annual Mix Cares for Kids Backpack Buddy Radiothon to help kids in the Treasure Valley who are food insecure.

During the school year, many low-income children have access to nutritious meals through their school’s free-and-reduced breakfast and lunch program. Unfortunately, on the weekends these same children go without food. The Backpack program helps these children by providing weekend food support throughout the school year.

An Open Letter to Backpack Buddies
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Let's be honest, it's a great feeling to know you're giving back to the community and helping the life of a local child in need. These families depend on this program more than most people will ever understand. Families like your children's friends at school, your neighbors down the street, or the friendly cashier at Winco. You never know who you're helping, but every bit helps and it's an amazing feeling. But, there's something to be said for also getting a little incentive in return for your good deed. Here's a list of some of the donation incentives we'll have each hour during the 12-hour live radiothon.

Don't forget! We have another car being auctioned to benefit our fundraising efforts! Last year, Team Mazda donated a car to be auctioned off which helped us raise an additional $3500! This year, they've done it again, and the deal is even sweeter! We have a 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV! Maybe your kid is headed off to school and needs a set of wheels or you're a one car family that needs another vehicle, this is a great deal AND again, you're helping children right here in the Treasure Valley. Click HERE for more information or to bid.

Donations will be accepted by calling the Mix 106 all day today at 208-275-8806. You can also donate in person at the Mix 106 Studio at 827 E Park Blvd, Boise, or by logging on to and click on the Backpack Buddy link at the top of the site to donate.

Thank you in advance for your support and dedication to helping us to change the heartbreaking statistics around food insecurity and hunger in Idaho.

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