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.
The Idaho Foodbank stands steadfast in our values of dignity, integrity and equity for all communities and people.
Across Idaho, the amount of food distributed by The Idaho Foodbank has increased 30% during the pandemic.
Since the COVID-19 impact arrived, The Hunger Coalition has reported serving more families through its food pantry in one month than the organization did in all of 2019. They are operating at over three times the level they did prior to the outbreak. That’s three times as many families and three times as much food. The numbers are unprecedented.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our elderly population hard. Early in the crisis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that adults 65 years and older along with people living in nursing home or long-term care facilities were at higher risk to contract severe illness from COVID-19. Many national and local organizations stepped up immediately to support this vulnerable population in response to this prediction.
Coronavirus Response Updated 05-05-2020 Recent Partner Agency Communications CDC MASK RECOMMENDATIONS: As of April 4th the CDC recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings; especially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) and in areas of significant community-based transmission. The goal is to reduce the risk of spreading […]