In a state where cattle outnumber people, it is no surprise that the Idaho Beef Industry has had a tremendous impact on local communities and the economy of Idaho. July is Idaho Beef Month and it is also our opportunity to say “Thank You” to the industry for supporting neighbors facing hunger through the Beef Counts program.
July 2021 Newsletter
Boise State University Nursing Students partnered with The Idaho Foodbank to examine innovative ways to address nutritional health. Together the students developed a Food “Farmacy” Onboarding Manual for Idaho health care clinics interested in utilizing what is known as a food-as-medicine approach to address food insecurity with clients.
The Idaho Food Bank Fund 2021 grant application process is open between July 1 and July 31, 2021 to Idaho 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide nutrition awareness, promote healthy eating or relieve hunger. Funds can be used to operate programs, purchase food, purchase nutrition education materials, expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc), or promote access for anyone in need, including underserved and/or marginalized populations.
On June 24th, the Idaho Business Review hosted the CEO of Influence 2021 Award. This award recognizes top business and nonprofit leaders throughout the state. Congratulations to The Idaho Foodbank’s own Karen Vauk, who was one of the 20 honorees. Honorees were selected for consistently demonstrating strong leadership, integrity, values, commitment to excellence and diversity. Foodbank Board Member Diane Bevan was also recognized.
Mike Vanderkooi has been a volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank’s Pocatello facility for more than 10 years. Mike also has Multiple Sclerosis. When the pandemic hit, he was unable to attend volunteer sessions and was devastated that he had to stay home. While he did get to practice his diamond dot skills, he missed helping and supporting his community.
The Grocery Outlet Independence From Hunger Campaign in Lewiston will take place every Friday in July!
Think of protein as the body’s building block. It’s a vital part of muscle, tissue, bone, skin, blood, hormones, enzymes and vitamins. There are a variety of protein foods and they each offer different nutrients. Most Americans get enough protein, but not everyone gets all of the benefits of protein foods.