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
March is National Nutrition Month! This video from The Idaho Statesman features tips from Lisa Mays, The Idaho Foodbank’s Nutrition Services Manager. Learn More about The Idaho Foodbank’s focus on nutrition with our Cooking Matters and school Backpack programs.
BOISE – Tens of thousands of children in the Boise-metro area were able to eat a free and healthy lunch this summer thanks to the Picnic in the Park program. The Idaho Foodbank’s totals show that 52,973 meals were supplied in neighborhoods where most children were eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches. That’s an […]
For thousands of Idaho kids who rely on free or reduced-price lunches at school, weekends can be a time of stress and worry as they don’t have a safety net to ensure they’re properly fed. Luckily for students in Idaho, organizations like the Julius C. Jeker Foundation are stepping up to make sure they have […]
With hunger numbers continuing to create added demand across our state, Twin County United Way is doing their part in helping out. The organization donated $10,633.83 to help The Idaho Foodbank fund its programs that reach low-income and food-insecure families and children in north central Idaho and beyond. Their money will go to the Backpack […]
It took nine groups with 216 volunteers, but at the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 19, 8,800 Backpack refills were ready for delivery to hungry children. The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program provides food for 2,100 Idaho children at risk of hunger over school weekends. These special packs weight about six pounds and include […]