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
The Idaho Food Bank Fund Each year, thousands of children, families, and senior citizens across Idaho depend on access to free emergency food. The demand for these services remains high throughout Idaho, and the resources of many local nonprofits—which are often volunteer-driven—are stretched to the limit. The Idaho Food Bank Fund gives Idaho taxpayers the Read More
We’re especially pleased to see an increase in donations of nutrient rich, wholesome foods. This means that beyond just feeding people in need, we’re able to nourish them too. That’s especially important because children represent a large percentage of those we serve. We know good nutrition is essential to successful learning, proper physical growth and future health.
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 Read More
When Amy and Daniel Elsey lived in California, they ran into some difficult financial times. To get through, they enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program to ensure they had food for their daughter Isabella. “We saved all the receipts and said, when we got to a better place we would pay Read More
Warm hearts overcame snow and cold temperatures for the fifth annual 7 Cares Day. That meant Christmas wishes across Idaho came true on Saturday, Dec. 7, when hundreds of Idahoans donated thousands of dollars and pounds of food to ensure their neighbors had meals through the holidays and beyond. KTVB-TV’s extraordinary six-hour food Read More