By ALI TADAYON firstname.lastname@example.org Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a six-part weekly series looking at poverty, homelessness and hunger in eastern Idaho. Rebecca Ristrem sees hoards of the hungry every day. As the eastern Idaho branch manager for the Idaho Foodbank, a donor-supported nonprofit with food distribution centers in Boise, Lewiston and Read More
By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Yetter, a Navy sailor for 17 years, works a second job as a security guard and donates blood plasma twice a week to help make ends meet for his family. Deployed seven times during his military career, including an extended 19-month Read More
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