The Albertsons Companies Foundation has selected The Idaho Foodbank as an official charity partner to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at 34 Albertsons stores in Idaho from September 1 – 30, 2019 will be used to provide healthy breakfast foods for kids via the Backpack and School Pantry programs.
Join us for Hullaba-MOO on Saturday, June 1 as Dairy West, Albertsons, and The Idaho Foodbank kick off the “Moo Bucks” campaign to benefit Idaho families in need. Hullaba-MOO will feature games, prizes, dairy-focused classes, and the opportunity to take a selfie with a calf. The free event runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Albertsons Market Street in Meridian at 3499 E. Fairview Ave. “Moo Bucks” will be available at Albertsons checkouts June 1-15, which will help The Idaho Foodbank distribute dairy foods to clients.
An annual study released by Feeding America is showing the continuation of a positive trend in the total number of Idahoans who are food-insecure. The Map the Meal Gap report provides critical information including food insecurity rates for both the state and county level as well as the family budget shortfall for food-insecure Idahoans. Overall, the state’s numbers improved by 0.9 percentage points. Unfortunately, one in eight Idahoans and one in six children is still food insecure.
The Idaho Foodbank, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America are kicking off the sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, which will run from April 22 to May 20. There are three ways to participate – purchasing a participating item in-store or online, donating in-store or donating on Feeding America’s website.
In celebration of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank has launched a statewide effort to increase the food and funds collected in March and provide hungry Idahoans with food for more than 1,000,000 healthy and nutritious meals.
The government has reopened until at least February 15, 2019, but there are still significant concerns about the shutdown’s lingering effects. Federal workers are waiting for backpay, federal contract employees have lost income, and food stamp (SNAP) recipients are worried. As the state’s largest hunger relief organization and largest distributor of free food assistance, The Idaho Foodbank’s increase in food distribution will provide for an additional 266,000 meals starting this week and extending into early March.