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Author: Charles Ellsworth

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A Love Note to Our Supporters

The impact that The Idaho Foodbank makes is made possible by each and every person who decides to give. We aren’t able to personally connect the 18,000+ individuals and organizations who give to help our neighbors, but we are truly grateful for every single gift and each gift giver.

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Hash Brown Veggie Egg Cups

Simple and delicious, these hash brown veggie egg cups baked in a muffin tin are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack! Thawed shredded hash browns are mixed with a smidge of butter and a little salt and pepper and then pressed into the bottom of a muffin tin. 

Mac And Cheese with Broccoli
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Mac And Cheese with Broccoli

Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family like cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and cabbage. A one-cup serving of this veggie is chock full of nutrients- vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium to name a few. Broccoli is also an excellent source of fiber, which boasts benefits such as stabilizing blood sugar, supporting heart health, and even reducing the risk of some cancers. 

Butternut Squash Soup
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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is nutty, fresh, and sweet, with these flavor combinations it makes for an array of delicious recipes. Butternut squash is a great source of vitamin C, and makes for an easy, healthy snack to prepare on the go or for dinner!

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A Look Back at 2021: Community, Collaboration and Impact

As we enter a new year, thank you for your commitment to a hunger free and healthier Idaho. The Idaho Foodbank remains steadfast in our commitment to reach Idahoans who are struggling and provide them with the tools they need to thrive. We wanted to share just a few highlights from 2021.

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Thank You for Giving Hope for the Holidays

The Idaho Foodbank’s 2021 Hope for the Holidays campaign was successful in helping thousands of Idahoans struggling to put food on the table for the holidays. We couldn’t do it without your help. Thank you so much to all the businesses and individuals who donated and volunteered with The Idaho Foodbank and our partners during the holidays.

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Martin Luther King Day – A National Day of Service

In January, thousands of people across the United States and Idaho celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a National Day of Service by participating in service projects and volunteering at local non-profits.

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Holiday Heroes Event in Lewiston

The Idaho Foodbank’s annual Holiday Heroes event in Lewiston is an opportunity for members of the community to make donations and volunteer to provide food for those in need during the holiday season. The culmination of this event was the distribution of boxes of food for holiday meals. The December 21st distribution in Lewiston provided food boxes for nearly 500 families who are struggling to make ends meet.

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Pocatello Food Drive

2021 was another great year in Pocatello for the Drive Away Hunger Food Drive. Outside of Fred Meyer, Cole Nissan-Kia and Cole Chevrolet car dealerships had a friendly competition to bring in the most food for The Idaho Foodbank.

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In Partnership with Communities

To better understand the needs of communities experiencing hunger, The Idaho Foodbank employed community liaisons through generous grant funding from Feeding America and Micron Technology. Our community liaisons are focused on building partnerships to formulate long-term solutions to hunger in rural Southwest communities, the Native American/Indigenous tribes residing on Idaho’s reservations and Hispanic/Latinx and refugee communities in South Central Idaho.

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Nutrition Basics for the New Year

Each year after the holidays, many of us want to set new goals to improve our eating habits for the new year. With so many different diets and trends, it’s hard to keep track of what works and what does not, but eating well doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Balanced meals can be simple, and they can also be affordable. Here is an example of what this might look like, for under $7