The Idaho Foodbank’s annual fundraiser, A Chef’s Affaire, is happening on September 16th. Thank you to our generous sponsors and the chefs in Pocatello, Lewiston, and the Treasure Valley for donating their time to create meals that ticketholders can enjoy while watching the online program. Tickets are still available for a short time.
The Idaho Foodbank is hosting a statewide Back to School campaign for the entire month of September. In an effort to support kids all over Idaho who are experiencing hunger, the campaign will raise funds for the Backpack and School Pantry programs. There will be activities in the Treasure Valley and across Idaho during the month to support children through school-based programs.
Brittany Armentrout and Theo White and their children have been regular volunteers at The Idaho Foodbank’s Lewiston location for several years. When they got married in May of this year, their guests did not hesitate when Brittany and Theo asked for donations to The Idaho Foodbank in lieu of gifts.
Harvest season is the time of year when we all enjoy fruits and vegetables at the peak of freshness. At The Idaho Foodbank, harvest reminds us of the value of fresh produce in living a healthy life, as well as the generosity of our Idaho growers. Over one-third of the food we provided in fiscal year 2021 were fruits and vegetables.
In a state where cattle outnumber people, it is no surprise that the Idaho Beef Industry has had a tremendous impact on local communities and the economy of Idaho. July is Idaho Beef Month and it is also our opportunity to say “Thank You” to the industry for supporting neighbors facing hunger through the Beef Counts program.
This school year has looked and felt different for children and families across the country. But as the summer season begins, it is important to remember that summer can also mark the time of year when children have less food to eat.