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Shred your old documents for free at Food Bank event in Meridian

Valley residents rely on the Meridian Food Bank to fill their pantries. Now, the food bank is giving back by offering residents a free shred day on Oct. 22
Valley residents rely on the Meridian Food Bank to fill their pantries. Now, the food bank is giving back by offering residents a free shred day on Oct. 22 Idaho Statesman file

It’s a bad idea to have boxes of old documents sitting around your house and grounds. Lucky for you, Meridian Food Bank is hosting a free shred day starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. 8th St.

There is no limit as to the number of boxes you can bring to shred. There’s no cost, but food bank staffers welcome donations of money or nonperishable food items to help refill the shelves of the food bank.

The event will continue until 1 p.m. or until the shred truck is full, whichever comes first.

The Meridian Food Bank served 54,529 people in 2015 and provided 18,953 food packs serving more than 600 children weekly during the 2015-16 school year.

Founded in 1999, the Meridian Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization serving 24 communities throughout the Treasure Valley from its location at 133 W. Broadway Ave. in Meridian. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and noon to 4 p.m. Thursday.

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