Back to School: Feed Kids, Fuel Learning

‘During the month of September, The Idaho Foodbank ran a first time back to school campaign with a goal of raising funds and awareness across the entire state of Idaho for the Backpack and School Pantry programs. All month Idahoans were encouraged to “Feed Kids and Fuel Learning” by making online donations or by participating […]

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Volunteers Needed for Cooking Matters

We are looking for volunteers for our Cooking Matters program. Some of the duties may be to teach low-income participants basic healthy eating and food budgeting messages, help to unload groceries, set up classroom and kitchen spaces, assemble take-home grocery bags or assist in class with activities, visual aids, and cooking. Please join us for […]

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Summer feeding program in Boise kicks-off

Now that school is out for summer, many families struggle with food insecurity. The Idaho Foodbank estimates that nearly 70,000 children in Idaho rely on free and reduced-price lunches and breakfast during the school year. To help those families, community organizations around the state are stepping up to help feed these vulnerable kids during the […]

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Magic Valley Partnership Grows Programs

Supported by a grant from the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Foodbank led a year-long collaboration project to assess and address childhood hunger and food insecurity in Twin Falls County. The University of Idaho Extension Campus was a major partner in this effort, as were numerous organizations dedicated to finding community-wide solutions to hunger. Funding supported expansion […]

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