Hundreds of Idahoans lined up in their cars Thursday afternoon at Nampa’s Ford Idaho Center for free boxes of farm-fresh food courtesy of the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. A total of 3,000 boxes (1500 Produce + 1500 Combo of Produce, Dairy & Protein) were distributed.
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Across Idaho, the amount of food distributed by The Idaho Foodbank has increased 30% during the pandemic.
School is back in session and most college students are settled in and well into their routine with classes, but for some, there’s not always certainty about where they will get their next meal. Collin Peterson with the Bean of Students at Boise State says about one in three students have expressed that they have gone hungry or have struggled with having enough food in the past thirty days.
Idaho Foodbank CEO Karen Vauk was among the Idaho Business Review Icon winners for its announced for 2019 award ceremony and publication. Source: Idaho Business Review – 2019 Icon winners shaped Idaho throughout their careers
Now that school is out for summer, many families struggle with food insecurity. The Idaho Foodbank estimates that nearly 70,000 children in Idaho rely on free and reduced-price lunches and breakfast during the school year. To help those families, community organizations around the state are stepping up to help feed these vulnerable kids during the […]
This Saturday marks the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive across the country, including here in Idaho. Letter carriers and post offices will accept donations of non-perishable food items for those in need.
Boise letter carriers have done it again – they had their hair dyed blue by volunteers at the Undone Salon to raise awareness about the 2019 Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The annual food drive is this Saturday, May 11. Remember to put some food out by your mailbox.
Mike Wigen spent nearly three decades in the Idaho Army National Guard, deploying twice to Iraq and serving in the support battalions that make sure the military has what it needs to function. Now Wigen is on a new distribution-related mission, helping feed the region’s hungry as the new manager of the Idaho Foodbank North […]
In light of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank is beginning its One Million Meals in March Campaign.
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.