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Childhood Hunger

Food is an important school supply. Help get Idaho children ready to learn. 

Idaho is home to over 46,000+ kids with food insecurity

Kids need nutritious food so they can grow, develop and focus on learning

Childhood food insecurity can result in lower test scores, as well as a higher chance of repeating a grade and exhibiting behavioral problems.

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Ensuring children have the nutritious food they need to thrive through accessible and comfortable settings.

The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack program ensures that students who are chronically hungry have access to adequate food over the weekend by providing them with a backpack full of nutritious, kid-friendly food every Friday during the school year.

This program helps provide families with food through a pantry set up inside the school, where access is convenient for students and families. The Foodbank selects nutritious, non-perishable items and stocks school pantry shelves with enough food to help feed a family for three to five days.


Thank you to all of our Back to School month sponsors: