We are cancelling our volunteer shifts at the Meridian warehouse on Saturday, May 14th, but would love for you to register to help with The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We need your help at post offices around the Treasure Valley to unload the food that the letter carriers bring back to the post office and pack the food on the trucks to be shipped back to The Idaho Foodbank and our partner agencies.
Jim Jacobs has been an extraordinary volunteer with The Idaho Foodbank since 2018. If there is a need at The Idaho Foodbank in Lewiston, Jim is always there to help with a smile on his face.
After we have all been navigating so many changes over the last two years due to the pandemic, it is a joy to recognize the consistency of one of our volunteer groups in Pocatello. It is with sincere gratitude that we highlight the Lookout Credit Union Call Center team for their continued support!
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Volunteers are the engines that keep food moving to Idahoans who are struggling to make ends meet. In the last fiscal year, The Idaho Foodbank hosted 17,474 volunteers. The hours these volunteers gave are the equivalent of 25 full-time employees!
Thank you to everyone who came in to volunteer their time on Martin Luther King Day! Volunteers from the LCSC Volleyball Team, Kiwanis Club of LC Valley and Lewiston Rotary Club, in addition to other individuals in the community, helped The Idaho Foodbank pack food for our Backpack Program. We appreciate everyone who celebrated this National Day of Service by supporting The Idaho Foodbank and our partners.
The Idaho Foodbank facility in Pocatello recently hosted their first Family Day of Volunteering. This was an opportunity for families with children as young as four years old to volunteer at the warehouse.
Brittany Armentrout and Theo White and their children have been regular volunteers at The Idaho Foodbank’s Lewiston location for several years. When they got married in May of this year, their guests did not hesitate when Brittany and Theo asked for donations to The Idaho Foodbank in lieu of gifts.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! The Idaho Foodbank works with more than 29,000 volunteers a year who donate over 70,000 hours of service; enough to fill 33 full-time positions. We couldn’t do our work without our volunteers and our aim is to celebrate the kids, seniors, families, corporations and organizations who give their time and talents year-round.
Be careful talking with Lisa and her husband Kelly Ish, they might just inspire you to give away your whole paycheck, for a year. That’s just what these two did when they decided to make 2021 a year of giving. Kelly says, “We believe you can’t give away too much.”
Volunteer Gennese Annen is a regular face at the eastern region foodbank in Pocatello. She says, “I initially chose to volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank because I wanted to give back to the community and help people in need. It makes you realize how small and insignificant your problems are when you see people who are struggling just with the basic needs of hunger and putting food on the table for their families. It’s humbling and inspiring to be a part of changing that in any way.”
We are lucky to have hundreds of volunteers who spend time with us at The Idaho Foodbank. In fact, they log 70,000 volunteer hours a year, which equates to 33 full-time employees. One such special volunteer is Janelle Haag, who has volunteered at the Idaho Foodbank for nine years.
Volunteering for an organization or a cause you care about can have a profound impact on your health – both mentally and physically. When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to make meaningful and lasting connections with your community. These connections can help you build confidence, improve your social skills, network to land your next job and feel a sense of purpose.