On Monday, June 6th, The Idaho Foodbank was joined by representatives from the City of Boise, Idaho State Department of Education, CNCS – AmeriCorps VISTA, United States Department of Agriculture, Boise Parks and Recreation, Boise School District and Idaho Commission for Libraries in launching Picnic in the Park 2016. Monday through Friday, from June 6 to August 12, Picnic in the Park will provide nearly 52,000 free meals to food-insecure children one to 18 years of age living in the Boise-metro area.
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By Aubreanna Dance Heart-breaking. This is the best phrase to describe the fact that 1 in 5 children in Idaho is food insecure. The young school children in your community who are hungry. “It breaks your heart to see children show up to school unclean, tired, or hungry. Not only does this impact their individual learning, […]
The 2015 Mix 106 Radio Radio-A-Thon to support the Backpack program was a huge success – we raised over $68,000 from 188 new and returning Backpack Buddies! This was the 4th year that sponsor Mix 106’s Mike Kasper and Kate McGuire have held the 12-hour radio drive promoting The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack program
Blue from the Idaho Steelheads and assistant coach Neil Graham added some fun activities to the Ivywild Picnic in the Park location today. Thanks for helping us feed people who are in need!
On May 28 The Idaho Foodbank hosted a Mobile Pantry at the Mallard Pointe senior housing complex in Garden City. We were able to distribute 4,663 lbs. of food to 96 households, and the majority of recipients were aged 60 and older. Our food sourcing team put together an amazing package for the recipients that included carrots, […]