- July 25th, 2012
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The Idaho Foodbank is pleased and grateful to announce a timely and generous $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support both the Backpack Program and Cooking Matters.
The Backpack Program supplies nutritious, wholesome food over school-year weekends to children at risk of hunger when they do not have access to school food programs. There are currently 2,000 children who receive the weekly backpacks.
Cooking Matters is a free, six-week class that teaches parents and kids how to shop for and prepare healthy, inexpensive meals. The program was launched 20 years ago through the nonprofit Share Our Strength, and it now serves more than 11,000 families across the country.
Walmart is a national sponsor of Cooking Matters.
The Idaho Foodbank hopes to provide 14-15 Cooking Matters courses throughout the state in 2012.
The Foodbank is very thankful for this grant and the partnership with the Walmart Foundation.