Volunteer Update

Volunteers are critical to our ability to move food across the state; they are the heart and hands of our organization. Currently our volunteer programs are intact at our warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello. We are not canceling any of our volunteer groups at this time. We are reducing our volunteer shift sizes in an effort to practice social distancing by reducing the amount of people in each shift and separating these smaller volunteer groups into different areas of our warehouses.

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Coronavirus in Idaho Update

The Idaho Foodbank and its partner agencies across the state are considered an essential service and vital to providing food. Therefore we are exempt from Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-At-Home Order. Our facilities are open, and our volunteers are considered essential personnel.

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Raising A Million Meals In March

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank has launched its 4th annual Million Meals in March campaign; a statewide effort to raise food, funds and hunger awareness in Idaho. The goal is to raise 1 million meals statewide. Local businesses throughout Idaho compete against each other through battles that include food drives, food bank volunteer shifts, innovative social media posts, creative fundraising pages and/or participating in our annual CANstruction contest where competitors build sculptures made from food cans.

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Marsing Creates “Hub” Of Community Services

Last month, the Marsing School District opened an innovative community center called “The Hub”. Based in the former and newly refurbished middle school, The Hub is a resource center providing vital services to Marsing students, their families, and the surrounding population. In a community with high rates of poverty, homelessness and migrant households, the intention behind this multipurpose facility is to remove barriers and bring services to people in a location they can easily access.

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Over 350 Volunteers Give Back on MLK Day of Service

On Monday for this year’s MLK Day of Service, The Idaho Foodbank had over 350 volunteers across the state who helped pack food and assemble weekend food bags for our Backpack Program, which helps school-aged students in need. This year marked the 25th Anniversary of the MLK Day of Service and is the only federal […]

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