The Idaho Foodbank’s Board of Directors was pleased to recognize volunteers from across the state this morning in honor of their commitment to hunger relief. Just this last year over 24,000 volunteers put in over 58,000 hours at our warehouse and branch locations, working at fundraising events, distributing food at mobile pantries, and helping teach Cooking Matters classes. These volunteers who put in over 100 hours last year deserve special recognition.
At The Idaho Foodbank North Central branch we may have a small staff but thanks to volunteers you wouldn’t know it! Volunteers work across the organization including a lovely group of women who volunteer their time managing the front desk. They are the first faces a guest sees when walking through the front door to make a donation, volunteer, or to ask for food assistance.
Volunteers filling backpacks with food to help get children in need through the weekend to senior boxes to supplement needs for additional nutrition, and everything in between, no good deed goes unnoticed at The Idaho Foodbank. Click to watch the video and read the story our The Wednesday Wonders volunteer group.
For women at The East Boise Community Reentry Center, the gift of a second chance is precious. The ability to start a new chapter gives them a sense of purpose and helps provide the necessary steps for their successful transition back into the community. Volunteering at The Idaho Foodbank provides such an opportunity.
After 40 years in the telecommunications field, Bill knows a thing or two about helping people. After retiring from Boeing, he started his volunteer career as a safety manager at Usful Glassworks. “I helped train people needing employment or getting them the skills they need.” Then, he heard about The Idaho Foodbank and has been here ever since.
April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and we are so grateful for the support we received from our amazing volunteers. Gene is one of our longest-tenured volunteers and he racked up nearly 600 hours at the Foodbank in 2017. He is an inspiration to everyone here and we truly appreciate his commitment to helping solve hunger. […]