Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Empty Bowls is Back Online for 2021

As we approach the holiday season, it is important to remember that not all of our neighbors can fill their plates and bowls with food. That is why The Idaho Foodbank is pleased to host Empty Bowls events in the Treasure Valley and in Pocatello.

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Albertsons and the Idaho Foodbank Celebrate Their Partnership to Address Food Insecurity

Starting in 2005, the Albertsons Turkey Bucks campaign has raised funds for The Idaho Foodbank to provide food for holiday meals to Idahoans in need. This year, the Turkey Bucks campaign resulted in customers and employees at 11 Albertsons stores raising money to provide food for more than 200,000 meals this holiday season.

At an event at The Idaho Foodbank warehouse in Meridian, representatives from Albertsons and The Idaho Foodbank spoke about their important partnership to help families struggling to make ends meet.

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Idaho Foodbank Nominations for Idaho Philanthropy Day 2021

Congratulations to Fred Meyer, Lookout Credit Union, McVey Entertainment, Karen MacKay, Laura Hale and Kira Hale on receiving Idaho Philanthropy Day awards! These selfless individuals and corporations were nominated by The Idaho Foodbank and received Idaho Philanthropy Day Awards for their outstanding contributions to Idaho. Visit the link to view all those nominated and awarded for their generous acts. Thank you for going above and beyond to serve the community!

Idaho Foodbank Nominations for Idaho Philanthropy Day

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Cranksgiving Turkey Drive in Pocatello

PROVIDING HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS The Cranksgiving Turkey Drive in Pocatello puts a unique and healthy “spin” on the Thanksgiving holiday. During this holiday season we see an outpouring of […]

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Staff Spotlight – Randy Ford

How has The Idaho Foodbank helped you in your career development?  The Idaho Foodbank has given me a platform to utilize the knowledge I have gained over the past few […]

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Have a Happy – and Healthy – Holiday!

The holidays are notorious for foiling health goals- travel, family, and the enticing ways stores and advertisements leave us craving pumpkin pie. Luckily, there are a few methods to help guide healthy eating during the holidays!

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Partner Innovations

The Idaho Foodbank recently had the opportunity to tour the food pantry at Donnelly Bible Church in Valley County. What an impressive sight! Allison Hatzenbuhler and her fellow volunteers have created a layout for their pantry that mimics a grocery store.

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Cooking tips from North Central Idaho!

Chef Magen Fairley is a culinary arts instructor at Lewis and Clark State College (LC State). In addition to her impressive background, she is also a supporter of The Idaho Foodbank. We always love to learn cooking tips and tricks from Chef Magen. Watch the video and learn a delicious and healthy taco recipe!

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U of I & ISU Food Fight!

University of Idaho (U of I) and Idaho State University (ISU) are having a Food Fight! For the week leading up to the U of I vs. ISU football game, the two schools will be competing to see who can raise the most funds and provide the most food for their community food pantries.

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Hope for the Holidays 2021

The holidays are a time when many of us begin to reflect on the year that is coming to an end, the things for which we are grateful, and what we can do to make our community a better place. Now that November has begun, we are launching The Idaho Foodbank’s “Hope for the Holidays” campaign.

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Thank You for Helping us Take A Fresh Approach!

Last month, The Idaho Foodbank held a virtual Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of our capital campaign and give everyone a chance to take a virtual tour of our new 102,000 square foot building in Meridian.

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A Chefs’ Affaire 2021 Recap

Did you miss this year’s online event? Thank you to everyone who supported our annual event. You can still watch it and learn more about these innovative chefs, our generous […]

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