April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! The Idaho Foodbank works with more than 29,000 volunteers a year who donate over 70,000 hours of service; enough to fill 33 full-time positions. We couldn’t do our work without our volunteers and our aim is to celebrate the kids, seniors, families, corporations and organizations who give their time and talents year-round.
The Idaho Foodbank is pleased to announce five new members to its board of directors. These community members bring years of business, nonprofit and philanthropic experience to an esteemed and strategic group helping to solve the challenge of hunger in Idaho.
The USDA has announced the extension of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, also known as the “Farmers to Families” food boxes thru April 2021. SunTerra Produce was selected as the vendor to distribute this product in Idaho. The Idaho Foodbank is currently working through the contract expectations and delivery options, and more details are forthcoming.
We are lucky to have hundreds of volunteers who spend time with us at The Idaho Foodbank. In fact, they log 70,000 volunteer hours a year, which equates to 33 full-time employees. One such special volunteer is Janelle Haag, who has volunteered at the Idaho Foodbank for nine years.
Inspired by the generosity of Duane and Lori Stueckle, The Idaho Foodbank is kicking off #IdahoKind – the first fundraising and awareness campaign of its type for our organization. Launching on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18 and running thru Valentine’s Day The Idaho Foodbank is encouraging the community to share kindness. Anyone can participate by sharing a story of kindness, volunteering in their community, writing a kind note, sharing heartwarming moments, or donating. Just use #IdahoKind and share your feel-good stories on social media and other channels.
Once again, Idahoans across the state embodied the true spirit of giving during our “Hope for the Holidays” campaign; a program that generated food for millions of meals for community members facing hardships they could never imagine. More than that, Idahoans showed that they care about their neighbors and people in their communities that they may never meet. It is a gift that will keep giving well into the new year.