Idaho Foodbank News

Harvest Report: Onion Distribution

Inside these crates are onions…and lots of them! These are part of the 215,000 lbs. of onions that we are getting from our annual Seminis Project. These onions will be repacked for us and bagged into totes to be shared with other food banks in the Northwest. This truck is headed to Second Harvest Food […]

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Harvest Report: Pre-season Prep

Winter has been very kind to the Treasure Valley this year and as a result, spring harvest preparation is already underway at the LDS Orchard in Caldwell. Large tree limbs are being pruned and mulched into rows. One of the most important projects is getting the wind machines serviced. Thanks to the shadow of Punxsutawney Phil, […]

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Fresh Thinking From the Field

The Idaho Foodbank received more fresh produce in the month of January than in any of the previous 12 months. With snow in the mountains and morning temperatures still hovering around freezing, field-fresh vegetables in the Foodbank cooler is something to get excited about. This bounty is the direct result of a regional collaboration that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mike

When Mike first walked into The Idaho Foodbank to volunteer, he walked through the wrong doors. “I laughed it off and went around the building into volunteer services,” he recounts. Fortunately, this hasn’t deterred his continued support of the Foodbank. Coming back and volunteering more than 120 hours last year, Mike is someone The Idaho […]

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Cutting Corners To Get By

Of the 230,000 food-insecure Idahoans, many have to make difficult decisions regarding their health. Sometimes paying for food means skipping medication, and vice versa. These impossible choices are all too familiar for Marty, a food box recipient of The Idaho Foodbank. “I was hurt when I was 56-years-old,” she said. “I became disabled and lost […]

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