With more than 60,000 people in eastern Idaho needing help to put food on their tables, Monday’s donation will keep families from having to make the difficult choice between food and other necessities like rent, medicine or utilities.
On Wednesday, February 5, KTVB presented The Idaho Foodbank’s CEO Karen Vauk with a check for $51,162 from donations made to KTVB’s fifth annual 7Cares Day held December 7. This was in addition to donations the Foodbank had received the day of the event, bringing the total to $55,067.42. KTVB-TV’s extraordinary six-hour food and fund […]
Tristan’s school, Liberty Elementary, recently held a food drive, benefiting the Idaho Foodbank. His school donated nearly 2,000 pounds of food, but Tristan decided to give even more. He donated $150 of his own money. Money he’d been saving to go to Disney land. Why did Tristan decide to donate all that money?
Last year, taxpayers provided $100,000 in grants to 31 anti-hunger groups statewide The Idaho Food Bank Fund’s fourth year was again a tribute to the generosity of Idaho taxpayers. The fund’s executive committee distributed 31 grants worth $100,000 in 2013, up from $99,912.71, $90,978.04 and $78,100 during the fund’s previous years. For example, grants to […]
Once the shock that they had actually won the $1 million Idaho Raffle started to wear off, the families involved began to think about what sort of lesson they could impart to their children. “We asked, ‘What are we going to do to have our kids associate this with more than material things?’ ” said […]