Harvest Report: Local Crops Ready

Fruit After thawing from the winter freeze and cooling from the spring fire blight, our local fruit crops are finally ripe for the picking. Look at these excited shoppers buying fruit on the dock at the LDS Orchard!   The LDS Cannery recently provided us with our first 2 loads of peaches and we can […]

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Harvest Report: Pears and Peaches

Earlier this week, the Foodbank sent out a press release with an urgent plea for volunteers. We need volunteers right now because it’s harvest season, and with harvest season come thousands of pounds of fresh produce into our warehouse. It’s a blessing more than anything, but it also comes with logistical difficulties as we work to […]

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Foodbank Teams With Clinic To Serve Idahoans

The Idaho Foodbank teamed with Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) for a special food distribution for Idahoans in need. The above picture shows Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk with FMRI President and CEO Dr. Ted Epperly at the Tuesday event. The distribution ended up serving nearly 100 households and 488 people during National Health […]

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MIX 106 Cares for Kids Backpack Drive

On August 10th, Mix 106 held the 5th annual Backpack Buddy Drive to benefit The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program. Mix 106 DJs Mike Kasper and Nicole Hanks graciously put in a 12-hour shift along with Idaho Foodbank staff and volunteers, going from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The radiothon was followed by a food truck rally […]

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Tips From Our Dietitian: Fruit As Snacks

Our dietitian Alexa has shared some great tips for using your late summer fruit as a healthy snack for the summer and the early school year. We all know how difficult it can be to find good snacks for your kids when they get home from school. With these picks, the new school year will […]

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Empty Bowls in the Summer A Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped bring Empty Bowls, a favorite community holiday event, to Big Al’s and the Village in July. The final results are in. We were able to raise more than $1,500 in bowl sales and more than 150 people attended the event at Big Al’s and The Village. These funds are critical […]

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