On Wednesday, December 10th, Elizabeth Stratton, Nutrition Education Specialist in Lewiston hosted a group of preschoolers at the warehouse for a lesson on nutrition and food banking. The kids enjoyed watching a short Sesame Street video on food banking, learning about the food groups, weighing their donated food and standing on the large scale. Elizabeth […]
The 17th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in 2014 was another tremendous success for The Idaho Foodbank, with spectacular weather helping bring out thousands to the event on the Grove on Black Friday. In total, the event raised $35,500, enough to provide the food for 142,000 meals. This year’s event also boasted the fifth edition of […]
By KATHY HEDBERG of the Tribune The Weippe senior citizens center received one of the biggest grants in the state this year from the Idaho Foodbank to build a food storage unit. And the Camas Prairie Food Bank in Grangeville received another of the 28 awards aimed at solving hunger in Idaho. “There’s a lot […]
On October 30th, a team of volunteers including members of LCCU and America West Bank distributed fresh food to over 150 families using a drive thru system. The distribution occurred in the Lewiston Salvation Army parking lot and included yogurt, milk, apples, fresh potatoes, frozen potatoes, and formula.
The Idaho Food Bank Fund is seeing another year of growth, distributing grants to 28 organizations currently working to curb hunger in Idaho. This year’s grant totals exceed $110,000, up from about $100,000 in 2013. Organizations from all over the state were included among the 28 organizations selected to receive a grant this year. From […]