Food Affects More Than Stomachs: Tarrance and Brandye’s Story

Like many Idaho families, Tarrence and Brandye don’t need help every single day. Instead, it’s the end of the month, when bills pile up and the money from the last paycheck draws thin. Those are the difficult days. “By the end of the month, our cupboards are empty; our fridge is empty; everyone is hungry,” […]

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Lemonade Stand Operators Share Proceeds

Brianna and Joseph came by with a donation for The Idaho Foodbank with money they had generated from their summer lemonade stand. “I want to help hungry kids because they can’t afford to buy their own food,” Brianna told us. Their donation of $33.29 was enough to provide over 130 meals!

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Senior hunger in Idaho – R.W.’s story

R.W. hasn’t asked for help much in his 85 years. From the time he joined the workforce as a Kentucky farmer around 1950 to his final retirement in Boise in 2010, he was self-employed – aside from a 10-year stint in the Navy during the Korean War. “I’ve done everything,” R.W. said of his career […]

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After the checking and savings are gone, a mother’s love remains

Before Elisabeth’s husband had three heart attacks, things were going pretty well for their family. She worked as a pediatric nurse in Lewiston and her husband had a good job as a CNA. The two incomes were helping them take care of their eight kids. They were paying their bills, planning for retirement and even setting […]

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Ken’s story

Ken says he remembers the moment well. He was flabbergasted. He was upset. Even working full time at a local call center, the bills were piling up. A stroke of good luck had led to Ken’s wife getting an interview with a local daycare center. But that feeling of luck was short-lived. Ken and his […]

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