January 11 marks day 20 of the partial government shutdown and tonight we’re learning more about its potential impacts to the Treasure Valley. One aspect, is receiving benefits from the supplemental nutrition assistance program or SNAP.
News Media Clips
As a partial government shutdown enters its second week with no clear end in sight, tensions are high for many, including the nearly 150,000 Idahoans who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program– which now faces the risk of an eventual lack in funding.
Lewis Clark Credit Union (LCCU) delivered truckloads of hams to local food agencies Dec. 18 through Dec. 20. The donations were divided between the Lifeline Food Pantry in Orofino, Idaho Food Bank in Lewiston, the Asotin County Food Bank in Clarkston and the Pomeroy Food Bank.
The Idaho Foodbank needs a lot of help as the holidays come around and the Pocatello Parks and Recreation department made donating fun…
The Idaho Food Bank served more than eleven-hundred people, on Monday during their mobile distribution. In just over two hours, in total, they served 324 households.
A few months after Mayor Dave Bieter highlighted Boise’s kindness in his State of the City address, the city has rolled out a new series of events on a core city value.
Kindness is defined as any action in which one person puts the needs of another ahead of their own. You may have heard me talk about it in terms of that little wave you get from Boiseans when you let them into traffic – it’s so nice that such small gesture of courtesy and gratitude can have such a positive impact on someone’s day.
The program is meant to promote Boise’s key values of kindness, civility and being a welcoming place to live. Source: Mayor Bieter unveils ‘Boise Kind’ community initiative | ktvb.com
Players from BYU and Western Michigan worked together with Feeding Children Everywhere to put together packaged meals that will be distributed to the needy throughout Idaho during the holidays. The inaugural event provided more than 40,000 meals for the Idaho Food Bank.
In a friendly competition, Western Michigan and BYU competed for bragging rights over who could assemble the most meals in the shortest amount of time. The Idaho Foodbank was the winner.