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.
Tristan’s school, Liberty Elementary, recently held a food drive, benefiting the Idaho Foodbank. His school donated nearly 2,000 pounds of food, but Tristan decided to give even more. He donated $150 of his own money. Money he’d been saving to go to Disney land. Why did Tristan decide to donate all that money?
Once the shock that they had actually won the $1 million Idaho Raffle started to wear off, the families involved began to think about what sort of lesson they could impart to their children. “We asked, ‘What are we going to do to have our kids associate this with more than material things?’ ” said […]
The Idaho Foodbank is pleased and honored to announce that several of its stellar volunteers and dedicated donors have been honored by the Idaho chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. At the award presentation, held on Nov. 12, National Philanthropy Day, at the Red Lion Downtowner Hotel, AFP honored Rachel Holtgard […]
It appears the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive raised about 173,300 pounds during the May 12 drive. That makes this year’s drive a nice improvement over last year’s total of 165,630 pounds. The total is based both on food brought in by the letter carriers, food that […]