Sharing Cooking Matters

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matter program is comprised of two separate educational experiences: a 6-week class that combines hands-on cooking and nutrition information and a one day in-store class that covers budgeting, nutrition and food selection. The Idaho Foodbank staff conducts these classes with the assistance of community partners and volunteers.  Recently, the Foodbank launched […]

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Stocking Up On Healthy Choices

The Idaho Foodbank is the state’s largest distributor of free food assistance and it’s currently working on increasing access to more nutritious food. In an effort to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables to children and their families, The Foodbank’s fresh produce pilot will supplement the food already provided through the Backpack and School Pantry […]

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Family Comes First

Months ago, some unexpected visitors showed up to Jean’s front door. They weren’t unwelcome visitors, but their presence threw a wrench into the future plans of the recently retired Boise woman and her husband. Those visitors – her daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren – had come from California, unable to afford rising costs. “When I […]

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Hymns for Thanksgiving Provides Needed Meals

This year’s Hymns for Thanksgiving event at Centurylink Arena was another successful way to open the holiday season, raising more than $2,123 and providing the food for more than 10,600 meals! Each year, the concert gives attendees a chance to not only hear the hymns and songs they associate with the holiday season, but also […]

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Alliance Title Campaign Helps Fill Pantries

Alliance Title locations all over the state rallied together in October and November to do something pretty remarkable. What started as a can-struction contest — with branches designing art out of canned goods to attract attention to the problem of hunger in their communities — became so much more. In the end, branches from Boise […]

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