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Preparing Idaho’s Children for Back to School Success

September was a month full of creativity, generosity and a reminder of how much we can accomplish together. Thank you to everyone who participated in Back to School month across the state, helping us to raise the funds and awareness needed to set Idaho kids and their families up for success this school year. Thanks to you and your support of the Backpack and School Pantry programs, Idaho children will have access to the nutritious food needed to learn and grow.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Pocatello

Roger and Nancy Gibson are an example of how the community in Pocatello comes together to support children facing insecurity. For many Idaho children, the meals they receive at school are their primary sources of nutrition for the day. The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program supplements this food for some Idaho children by providing food for the weekend that fits in a child’s backpack on Friday.

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An Anniversary, A Grand Opening and A Fresh Approach

This year, October is a particularly note-worthy month for The Idaho Foodbank. October 2021 marks the 37th anniversary of The Idaho Foodbank. In October of last year, we moved into our new facility in Meridian to help us continue to serve the entire state. This year we are marking the end of our successful Capital Campaign with an online grand opening of this new facility and you are invited!

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COVID-19 Safety Policies Update
All partners, visitors, and volunteers are required to wear a mask and remain physically distanced when in any Foodbank facility. The Idaho Foodbank staff is required to wear masks in areas open to the public and when interacting with the public, including volunteers, visitors, and partners. We will continue to monitor CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, as well as additional information and guidelines from state and local health departments. Using that information, we will define any future changes to The Foodbank's procedures. Updated 7.30.2021