Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Community Partnerships Take Form

The Idaho Foodbank and Boise State University (BSU) are working together to develop stronger, more resilient, healthy Idaho communities through student engagement.

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Joyful Moving in April

Exercise has many health benefits and may manage symptoms of stress and anxiety. Get moving this April by adding in small steps, building up to a goal of 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

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Serious About Food Safety

Food safety is paramount at The Idaho Foodbank. Providing food for nutritious meals and safe food products goes hand in hand with solving hunger.

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Million Meals is a Wrap

The results for our Million Meals in March Corporate Challenge are in – congratulations to Colliers, Million Meals in March 2021 Champions! Second place is TOK, and the third place goes to KPFF.

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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! The Idaho Foodbank works with more than 29,000 volunteers a year who donate over 70,000 hours of service; enough to fill 33 full-time positions. We couldn’t do our work without our volunteers and our aim is to celebrate the kids, seniors, families, corporations and organizations who give their time and talents year-round.

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The Idaho Foodbank Announces New Board Members

The Idaho Foodbank is pleased to announce five new members to its board of directors. These community members bring years of business, nonprofit and philanthropic experience to an esteemed and strategic group helping to solve the challenge of hunger in Idaho.

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Community Food Distributions

The “Farmers to Families Food Box Program” is part of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). We now have distribution dates for October. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change and distributions may be added, rescheduled or cancelled with little notice.

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Karen Vauk Honored Speaker at Child Hunger Summit

On February 23rd our CEO and President Karen Vauk was invited to join an esteemed panel at the first-ever Chobani Child Hunger Summit. We are proud to have Karen join experts and leaders across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors who are fighting for a solution to this massive crisis—a crisis that has only worsened […]

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Staff Spotlight – Amy Mart – Community Initiative Director

I believe that the right to food is a human right, and that all individuals have the right to be able to access, use, and enjoy food that supports their body, mind, and spirit. Working with The Idaho Foodbank, I strive to do work that both increases access to food and decreases community food insecurity long-term.

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