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 […]
Charity Navigator, the country’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofits, has notified The Idaho Foodbank that it has been awarded a fifth consecutive four-star rating. As Charity Navigator’s President and CEO Ken Berger stated in his letter to The Idaho Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk, “Only 4% of the charities we rate have received at […]
By Michael H. O’Donnell firstname.lastname@example.org POCATELLO — Idaho Foodbank manager Rebecca Ristem knows the face of hunger. “A Hispanic family showed up two weeks ago with little kids and the 5-year-old had to translate,” Ristem said. “She said, ‘My mom and dad haven’t eaten in two days.’ The parents were going hungry to feed their […]
Through its new Charity of Choice program, Micron and the Micron Technology Foundation are empowering employees at major company sites to select the charities that matter most to them. These charities will receive both monetary support and focused volunteer support for a full year. Idaho-based Micron team members selected The Idaho Foodbank as their 2014 “Charity of Choice,” which includes a $20,000 monetary donation.
The Boise Blues Society celebrated their annual “Sunday Blues” party on July 20, and according to those who attended and commented on their Facebook page, it was one of the best ever. If the food drive for The Idaho Foodbank was any indication, it was certainly one of the best attended! Admittance to the event is […]
By Karen Lehr KIVI TV Channel 6 Boise. CREATED Jul 18, 2014 Anyone who’s successfully grown backyard produce quickly learns you’re likely to end up with an ample harvest of fresh organic goods. That’s why Gary Oppenheimer founded AmpleHarvest.org – to connect the dots between home gardeners and people in the community that need it. “The heart of […]