West Valley Medical Center January 22, 2019

Caldwell, ID — West Valley Medical Center is providing free meals to federal workers who work in the Treasure Valley community and are affected by the government shutdown. Meals will be provided until the end of the shutdown.

The hospital encouraged workers to take advantage of this benefit on its social media channels at 2:00 p.m. today.

Quick facts:

  • Free meals and fountain drinks are available in the hospital cafeteria. West Valley Medical Center is located at 1717 Arlington Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho.
  • Eligible federal workers can redeem this benefit by showing government/federal ID to the cashier.
  • Cafeteria hours: Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Dinner 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

"We hope the nourishment of a healthy meal without the worry of expense will bring a little bit of relief for federal workers and their families," said Betsy Hunsicker, chief executive officer at West Valley Medical Center. "Providing free meals to federal workers affected by the shutdown is yet another way that we can continue to live our mission: above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life."