In celebration of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank has launched its 4th annual Million Meals in March campaign; a statewide effort to raise food, funds and hunger awareness in Idaho. The goal is to raise 1 million meals statewide. Local businesses throughout Idaho compete against each other through battles that include food drives, food bank volunteer shifts, innovative social media posts and creative fundraising pages.
The Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours played a benefit concert for the North Central Branch of The Idaho Foodbank on Saturday, March 7 at the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge. The concert was well attended, and with all proceeds going to The Idaho Foodbank, enough money was raised to provide food for over 90,000 meals.
Last month, the Marsing School District opened an innovative community center called “The Hub”. Based in the former and newly refurbished middle school, The Hub is a resource center providing vital services to Marsing students, their families, and the surrounding population. In a community with high rates of poverty, homelessness and migrant households, the intention behind this multipurpose facility is to remove barriers and bring services to people in a location they can easily access.