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.
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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.
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.
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