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Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month

What is it?  Hunger Action Month® (HAM) is the Feeding America network’s nationwide campaign during September designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for individuals to get involved in the movement to help […]

Boise State Fights Student Food Insecurity

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.

Picnic in the Park

Summer feeding program in Boise kicks-off

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 […]

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive set for May 11

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.

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Letter carriers go blue for Stamp Out Hunger

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.

Veteran takes helm at food bank in Lewiston

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 […]

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