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.
The McClure Center released of the Center’s first research report of 2014: “Towards Food Security in Idaho.” This report aims to create a base of common information about Idaho’s food security challenge and how it is currently being addressed. It also seeks to encourage organizations and agencies to collaborate around a common agenda to improve Read More
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
Editor’s note: This editorial appeared in the Lewiston Morning Tribune. It is reprinted with permission. By Marty Trillhaase Lewiston Morning Tribune May 10, 2012 Food insecurity. Like all technical phrases, this one is meant to be precise. Analysts use it to describe someone who isn’t certain he’ll get three square meals a day. Read More
This guest opinion to the Idaho Statesman was authored by Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank; Landis Rossi, executive director of Catholic Charities of Idaho; and Mary Chant, executive director of Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho. It appeared Feb. 26. In response to Dan Popkey’s article published Jan. 25: “If Read More