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.
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LEWISTON, ID (KLEW) — The longer the government shutdown goes on, the more people could be left wondering about where their next meal is coming from.
It was a day of service at The Idaho Foodbank in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In Pocatello, students from Idaho State University volunteered in the warehouse packing bags of food in assembly lines for those in need.
Thousands of people across the United States and Idaho celebrated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national day of service. The Idaho Foodbank hosted a volunteering event with companies and organizations and more than 150 people, to fill over 6,000 backpacks for The Idaho Foodbank Backpack program.
During this year’s Girls Scout Cookie Sale, the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage are again teaming up with Dairy West to donate to the Idaho Foodbank to help those in need.
For the fourth consecutive year, Idaho dairy farm families are partnering with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. A $5 purchase will provide a box of Girl Scout Cookies and help purchase milk by The Idaho Foodbank to help fight hunger in Idaho.
SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, is a federal government run program, and leading up to this week some families were unsure how they would feed their families without the additional help.
After weeks of speculation, beneficiaries of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive their food stamps for the month of February. Source: KIFI
The 12th annual Sportsmen Against Hunger event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at C-A-L Ranch in the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck.
The Idaho Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul of Southwest Idaho have both stated that they’ve seen an increase in requests for help after three weeks into the partial government shutdown.