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. […]
Spring is a time food, money and time donations can often drop off as the weather gets nicer. That’s why The Idaho Foodbank works with community partners to help raise funds to feed hungry Idahoans. One of those partners is Idaho Central Credit Union, who recently hosted the second annual radio-a-thon in its Pocatello headquarters […]
Betty has made volunteering an important part of her life. For her, volunteering is more than a hobby – it’s a lifelong commitment. Whenever Betty isn’t skydiving, she is an active volunteer. In addition to helping The Idaho Foodbank, she also works with refugees, tutoring them for their citizenship tests through the International Rescue Committee […]
When Mike first walked into The Idaho Foodbank to volunteer, he walked through the wrong doors. “I laughed it off and went around the building into volunteer services,” he recounts. Fortunately, this hasn’t deterred his continued support of the Foodbank. Coming back and volunteering more than 120 hours last year, Mike is someone The Idaho […]