‘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 […]
Many in Idaho do not understand the growing need that must be filled. Children in your community are hungry. Out of 20 students in Ms. Clark’s class, six of them receive food backpacks supplied by The Idaho Foodbank every Friday. (That is nearly 1/3 of the class.) The Backpack Buddy program gives children easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. These young students who rely heavily on free and reduced-price school lunches as the bulk of their food for the week have access to food during the weekend thanks to the program.