Leading the Way: March is Nutrition Month

Each month, our talented dietitian Alexa helps us by sharing some tips and information about the great work our programs and services teams are doing. With March being National Nutrition Month, she focused on some of the pieces students will learn when taking our Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program This month we are going […]

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Southern Idaho Honda Dealers, WinCo Foods, ICCU Help Launch Million Meals in March Campaign

The Idaho Foodbank is celebrating National Nutrition Month with a special campaign to raise the awareness and funds necessary to feed Idaho’s hungry during the lean spring months. The “Million Meals in March” campaign, a statewide effort with a goal of collecting the food and funds for 1,000,000 meals in the month. The Foodbank distributes […]

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KJ’s Super Stores Give $40,000 For Child Nutrition Programs

The Idaho Foodbank announced today that KJ’s Super Stores, a gas, car wash and convenience store chain with locations in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah donated a check for $40,000. The gift was the result of an in-store campaign during which store associates encouraged customers to “give a little extra” to provide hunger relief to […]

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Fresh Thinking From the Field

The Idaho Foodbank received more fresh produce in the month of January than in any of the previous 12 months. With snow in the mountains and morning temperatures still hovering around freezing, field-fresh vegetables in the Foodbank cooler is something to get excited about. This bounty is the direct result of a regional collaboration that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mike

When Mike first walked into The Idaho Foodbank to volunteer, he walked through the wrong doors. “I laughed it off and went around the building into volunteer services,” he recounts. Fortunately, this hasn’t deterred his continued support of the Foodbank. Coming back and volunteering more than 120 hours last year, Mike is someone The Idaho […]

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Cutting Corners To Get By

Of the 230,000 food-insecure Idahoans, many have to make difficult decisions regarding their health. Sometimes paying for food means skipping medication, and vice versa. These impossible choices are all too familiar for Marty, a food box recipient of The Idaho Foodbank. “I was hurt when I was 56-years-old,” she said. “I became disabled and lost […]

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