Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Volunteer Update

Volunteers are critical to our ability to move food across the state; they are the heart and hands of our organization. Currently our volunteer programs are intact at our warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello. We are not canceling any of our volunteer groups at this time. We are reducing our volunteer shift sizes in an effort to practice social distancing by reducing the amount of people in each shift and separating these smaller volunteer groups into different areas of our warehouses.

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Idaho Foodbank – Coronavirus News for Community Partners

Coronavirus Response Important Update 3-25-2020 The Idaho Foodbank and your organization are considered an essential service and vital to providing food. Therefore we are exempt from Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-At-Home Order. Your facility can remain open. In addition, your volunteers are considered essential personnel. Please keep your social distancing procedures in place and encourage healthy, […]

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Coronavirus in Idaho Update

The Idaho Foodbank and its partner agencies across the state are considered an essential service and vital to providing food. Therefore we are exempt from Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-At-Home Order. Our facilities are open, and our volunteers are considered essential personnel.

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Macy’s Bag Hunger March Promotion

Macy's Bag Hunger Sunday, March 1st Tuesday, March 31st Organizer NameMacy's Details: Why Bag Hunger? 10 cents is all it takes to provide a meal to someone in need. More than 37 million people are affected by hunger in the United States, including 11 million children. That means one in every five kids doesn’t have […]

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Raising A Million Meals In March

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank has launched its 4th annual Million Meals in March campaign; a statewide effort to raise food, funds and hunger awareness in Idaho. The goal is to raise 1 million meals statewide. Local businesses throughout Idaho compete against each other through battles that include food drives, food bank volunteer shifts, innovative social media posts, creative fundraising pages and/or participating in our annual CANstruction contest where competitors build sculptures made from food cans.

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Fleetwood Mac Rumours Band Benefit Concert

The Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours played a benefit concert for the North Central Branch of The Idaho Foodbank on Saturday, March 7 at the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge. The concert was well attended, and with all proceeds going to The Idaho Foodbank, enough money was raised to provide food for over 90,000 meals.

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Marsing Creates “Hub” Of Community Services

Last month, the Marsing School District opened an innovative community center called “The Hub”. Based in the former and newly refurbished middle school, The Hub is a resource center providing vital services to Marsing students, their families, and the surrounding population. In a community with high rates of poverty, homelessness and migrant households, the intention behind this multipurpose facility is to remove barriers and bring services to people in a location they can easily access.

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Over 350 Volunteers Give Back on MLK Day of Service

On Monday for this year’s MLK Day of Service, The Idaho Foodbank had over 350 volunteers across the state who helped pack food and assemble weekend food bags for our Backpack Program, which helps school-aged students in need. This year marked the 25th Anniversary of the MLK Day of Service and is the only federal […]

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Help Idaho Hunger Relief Though Your State Tax Return

The Idaho Foodbank has just published an updated PSA video for The Idaho Food Bank Fund grant program. The Idaho Food Bank Fund gives Idaho taxpayers the opportunity to help hunger relief organizations through a “check-off” donation on their state tax return.

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Bowl Teams Compete to Tackle Hunger

Players from the University of Nevada and Ohio University football teams playing in this year’s Famous Potato Bowl competed on Monday to “Tackle Hunger” at Bishop Kelly High School. In less than 90 minutes, the Wolf Pack and Bobcats football team members prepared and boxed over 40,000 meals for The Idaho Foodbank.

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Weiser Mobile Pantry Distributes Roasts to Families in Need

The story of a December mobile food pantry distribution coordinated by The Cornerstone Assembly Church in Weiser. The food was brought in by The Idaho Foodbank and included more than 500 roasts that had been donated by the Idaho Beef Council, Agri Beef and the Idaho Cattle Association.

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