What is it? Hunger Action Month® (HAM) is the Feeding America network’s nationwide campaign during September designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for individuals to get involved in the movement to help […]
Hundreds of Idahoans lined up in their cars Thursday afternoon at Nampa’s Ford Idaho Center for free boxes of farm-fresh food courtesy of the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. A total of 3,000 boxes (1500 Produce + 1500 Combo of Produce, Dairy & Protein) were distributed.
Across Idaho, the amount of food distributed by The Idaho Foodbank has increased 30% during the pandemic.
School is back in session and most college students are settled in and well into their routine with classes, but for some, there’s not always certainty about where they will get their next meal. Collin Peterson with the Bean of Students at Boise State says about one in three students have expressed that they have gone hungry or have struggled with having enough food in the past thirty days.
Idaho Foodbank CEO Karen Vauk was among the Idaho Business Review Icon winners for its announced for 2019 award ceremony and publication. Source: Idaho Business Review – 2019 Icon winners shaped Idaho throughout their careers
Now that school is out for summer, many families struggle with food insecurity. The Idaho Foodbank estimates that nearly 70,000 children in Idaho rely on free and reduced-price lunches and breakfast during the school year. To help those families, community organizations around the state are stepping up to help feed these vulnerable kids during the […]