Press Releases and the Latest News from The Idaho Foodbank

Idaho Food Bank Fund 2022 Grant Applications Start July 1

The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced today that its 2022 grant application process is open between July 1 and July 31, 2022 to Idaho 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide nutrition awareness, promote healthy eating or relieve hunger. Funds can be used to operate programs; purchase food; purchase nutrition education materials; expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc); or promote access for anyone in need, including underserved and/or marginalized populations.

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A Day of Caring in Lewiston

Last month was Twin County United Way’s 25th Annual Day of Caring. This is a half-day volunteer event that brings together local businesses, employees and community groups to complete service projects for local nonprofits.

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Nutrition – Truth or Dairy

Happy National Dairy Month! There is much to admire about dairy as it’s full of calcium and vitamin D, not to mention the tasty recipes you can make with dairy!

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Loaves & Fishes and More!

The Loaves & Fishes pantry has been operating in Council, Idaho for about 12 years. Once each month, approximately 10 enthusiastic volunteers work as a team to provide food to their neighbors.

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Visit from Feeding America CEO

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, the CEO of Feeding America, visited The Idaho Foodbank at the end of May. The Idaho Foodbank is part of the Feeding America network of over 200 food banks across the country. Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States.

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Wrapping Up the School Year

The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack and School Pantry programs are designed to specifically address the needs of Idaho children facing food insecurity. As the school year ends, we want to share the impact of these programs.

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June is National Dairy Month

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? At The Idaho Foodbank, we have a lot to celebrate when it comes to dairy. We are fortunate to live in one of the top dairy-producing states in the country – only California and Wisconsin produce a higher volume of dairy products than Idaho.

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Stamp Out Hunger 2022 Delivers

Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of Stamp Out Hunger and we are happy to report that the National Association of Letter Carriers brought in 90,000 pounds of food in Southwest Idaho and 7,700 pounds in Pocatello.

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Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month and this year the focus is around aging in place. A key component of aging in place is addressing the nutrition needs of our seniors.

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