The government has reopened (at least for now). The community has shown an enormous amount of support of one another during this trying time for many of our neighbors. This brings our special temporarily to an end, however we will honor those who've made their appointment in advance. We are still accepting shelf-stable food donations for The Idaho Food Bank at the clinic.
With no end in sight, the government shutdown is creating lasting threats for tens of thousands of Idahoans. Boise Acupuncture Co-op stands in solidarity with furloughed and unpaid government employees and contractors. We would like to offer these folks free acupuncture during the remainder of the shutdown.
We recognize free acupuncture won't help to meet the necessities - paying mortgages, keeping the heat on, ensuring food is on the table and so on, so we put together a list to help our neighbors find the local resources they may need more easily.
At Boise Acupuncture Co-op, what we do offer is a safe, warm space to come and be seen and heard. A cozy chair and blanket to melt into while some of that pent up stress eases away just a bit. And compassionate staff and volunteers to welcome you with open arms.
We are also teaming with The Idaho Food Bank to collect shelf-stable food items at the clinic. Idaho Food Bank estimates they will need 12x the volume of donations if the shutdown continues through February, threatening tens of thousands more Idahoans who receive federal food benefits. We welcome donations at anytime during our normal business hours. Here is a list of Idaho Food Bank's most needed items: https://idahofoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Most-Needed-Items.pdf