Magic Valley Partnership Grows Programs

Supported by a grant from the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Foodbank led a year-long collaboration project to assess and address childhood hunger and food insecurity in Twin Falls County. The University of Idaho Extension Campus was a major partner in this effort, as were numerous organizations dedicated to finding community-wide solutions to hunger. Funding supported expansion […]

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Innovation To The Rescue

Don Brown, our Food Sourcing field representative, learned that global seed company Seminis was growing onions as part of their seed development process. The resulting crop of top quality onions was disposed of as animal feed. After several discussions, Seminis made the decision to donate the onions; but there was a hitch. The product was […]

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Thank You, Volunteers

With April being national Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to take the time to thank each and every one of our amazing volunteers. In the last year, we’ve had more than 24,000 volunteers help solve hunger in Idaho. Our volunteers gave more than 58,000 hours to the effort. That’s the equivalent of 28 full-time employees. […]

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Leaving The Foodbank, But Not The Mission

The following is a letter from former Eastern Idaho Branch Manager Rebecca Ristrem. While she’s leaving the Foodbank to pursue her career, she is not leaving the effort of solving hunger. She’ll continue to represent the Foodbank as a volunteer and advocate in the community. Here’s her message to Idahoans, in her words. If you […]

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