Across Idaho, the amount of food distributed by The Idaho Foodbank has increased 30% during the pandemic.
The Idaho Foodbank supports every county in Idaho and during these unchartered times its paying extra attention to severely hit areas, like Blaine County. Operating in this area is Idaho Foodbank partner, The Hunger Coalition, which serves the local towns of Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, and Carey. Sun Valley, located in Blaine County, is […]
Since the COVID-19 impact arrived, The Hunger Coalition has reported serving more families through its food pantry in one month than the organization did in all of 2019. They are operating at over three times the level they did prior to the outbreak. That’s three times as many families and three times as much food. The numbers are unprecedented.
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HEROES Act – SNAP & TEFAP Priorities Please join us in reaching out to Idaho’s House and Senate representatives to support the passage of the HEROES Act along with the below initiatives. Affirming these legislative actions will allow our organizations to meet the escalating need for food assistance now and throughout the economic recovery. Click below […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our elderly population hard. Early in the crisis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that adults 65 years and older along with people living in nursing home or long-term care facilities were at higher risk to contract severe illness from COVID-19. Many national and local organizations stepped up immediately to support this vulnerable population in response to this prediction.