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 […]
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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.
With the passage of the Congressional Appropriations Budget last week, SNAP is fully funded for the current federal fiscal year. Beginning in March, customers can expect to receive their SNAP benefits on their regular issuance date.
The Idaho Foodbank is increasing its food distribution by 20% to combat the residual effects of the government shutdown. Source: KIVI Nampa
Even though the government shutdown has ended, The Idaho Foodbank still anticipates a need during the next few weeks from federal employees affected by the shutdown. Source: KIVI Pocatello
While The Idaho Foodbank has not yet directly been impacted by the government shutdown, this could change in the coming weeks when SNAP benefits run out.