Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Corwin Ford Matches Giving Tuesday Donations

Corwin Ford of Nampa had offered to match all donations to the Foodbank for the rest of the year, up to $50,000 starting with Giving Tuesday. For every $10 donated, it can now provide twice as much food for up to 100 meals.

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Giving Tuesday Goes Live

Our #GivingTuesday2019 donation page has gone live! Starting today, until midnight on December 3rd, make a special gift to help feed hungry Idahoans this holiday season! Get ahead of the crowds and donate today! 

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Sacks for Hunger 2019 Donation

Albertsons is a critical part of the hunger relief team year-round but we can’t say thank you enough for this donation at last night’s BSU Bronco game of $20,000! All season Albertsons pledged $500 (that will provide food for up to 2500 meals!) per BSU sack – and then they decided to throw in a little bit more to help as much as possible!

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Paint a Bowl for Empty Bowls

On November 29, the Friday after Thanksgiving, The Idaho Foodbank will be hosting its annual Empty Bowls event in downtown Boise on the Grove Plaza Throughout the year, we collect handcrafted and hand-painted bowls from professional and amateur artisans, students and studios. The event offers the opportunity to select a unique bowl from thousands and […]

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A Chefs’ Affaire 2019

We celebrated the 21st year of A Chefs’ Affaire on Thursday night in style, and all the way around it was a huge success. We want to thank all the sponsors, donors, attendees, presenters, and volunteers and our amazing Chefs and our sponsors who make this event so spectacular.

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Alliance Title Hosts 8th Annual Closing the Hunger Gap Drive

Alliance Title & Escrow Corp is hosting their 8th annual ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ companywide food drive. Alliance Title branches throughout Idaho and parts of Montana and Washington will be collecting food and funds to benefit their chosen local food banks through the entire month of October. The company will also donate a portion of their October revenue to further support their food bank partners.

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Boise State Fights Student Food Insecurity

School is back in session and most college students are settled in and well into their routine with classes, but for some, there’s not always certainty about where they will get their next meal. Collin Peterson with the Bean of Students at Boise State says about one in three students have expressed that they have gone hungry or have struggled with having enough food in the past thirty days.

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Hunger to Health Highlight – a “Cooking Matters” Success Story

Jim, a 64 year-old Nampa resident, was diagnosed with diabetes in September 2018. Always seeking the quickest means of satiating hunger – processed foods, microwave dinners, fast food – the idea of taking a cooking class was a bit daunting for Jim. However, the thought of daily insulin shots was a powerful motivator.

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Albertsons Companies Foundation Partners with The Idaho Foodbank to Feed Kids

The Albertsons Companies Foundation has selected The Idaho Foodbank as an official charity partner to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at 34 Albertsons stores in Idaho from September 1 – 30, 2019 will be used to provide healthy breakfast foods for kids via the Backpack and School Pantry programs.

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August Harvest Update

August is Harvest month here at The Idaho Foodbank! We are expecting Beets from Pleasant Valley Farm anytime now.

We have been packing lots of apricots and are expecting a gauntlet of peaches, apples, plums, and pears that should last up until Thanksgiving.

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