As truckloads of fresh apples, pears, apricots and plums start pouring into our warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, a growing need for volunteers presents a difficult hurdle. Just as donations of time dips each year, we see an increased flow of fresh produce which needs to be sorted, bagged and prepared for a trip […]
All of our volunteers are pretty remarkable! We have volunteers that come in one time for a class project, to volunteers who donate over 600 hours a year! These volunteers help us with our Cooking Matters classes, in the office, at mobile pantries, at our distribution desks, at events, leading other volunteers and packing millions […]
One of the real assets and skills learned by students taking Cooking Matters classes from The Idaho Foodbank is how to make a meal from scratch.
Believe it or not, early harvest has begun, and we’re learning a lot very quickly. Summer harvest has some growers having to replant as much as 30 percent of their crop! One of our partners had to suspend their retail outlet because of the way spring and late winter treated crops. But it’s not all […]
Our mission at The Idaho Foodbank is to feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry. Advocacy often means taking a role of speaking for Idaho’s most vulnerable when issues arise which could have a detrimental effect on the families, children, and seniors who are in need. Today, we’re asking for our supporters to help us […]
Starting on July 1, 2017, through July 31, 2017, any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Idaho with services aimed at hunger relief can apply for a grant to help support programs and services, food purchase, equipment, or capital purchases that are intended to reduce hunger. In 2016, 34 grants were awarded around the state. The […]