Tight budgets, limited volunteers, finite donations, and the short turnarounds required between receiving fresh foods and distributing them to families in need can be challenges in addressing the issue of hunger – and doing so with nutrient-rich foods. Source: Why Canned Food Drives Alone Won’t Solve America’s Hunger Crisis
Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization has released Map the Meal Gap 2015, which finds that food insecurity exists in every county and congressional district in the nation. According to the report, food security in Idaho has not been improved by a more robust economy.
Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank, will participate in Go Lead Idaho’s “You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” conference on Saturday, April 13. Karen will be a member of the “Family and Child Welfare” panel. The group will address opportunities for activism, volunteerism, grassroots involvement, professional opportunities (paid or board positions) Read More
The Idaho Foodbank was privileged to be able to address the Senate Agriculture Affairs Committee on Thursday, Jan. 31. The committee got both a briefing on hunger in Idaho and an update on the agricultural partnerships that are helping to feed our hungry neighbors. “The food bank world is changing dramatically,” Read More