By ALI TADAYON email@example.com 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
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