Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

IdahoKind Campaign Kicks Off on January 18

Inspired by the generosity of Duane and Lori Stueckle, The Idaho Foodbank is kicking off #IdahoKind – the first fundraising and awareness campaign of its type for our organization. Launching on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18 and running thru Valentine’s Day The Idaho Foodbank is encouraging the community to share kindness. Anyone can participate by sharing a story of kindness, volunteering in their community, writing a kind note, sharing heartwarming moments, or donating. Just use #IdahoKind and share your feel-good stories on social media and other channels.  

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Highlighting Everyday Heroes Behind the Masks

Rosauers in Lewiston, in partnership with Idavend Broadcasting, held the annual Holiday Heroes one-day food drive. Lewiston Rosauers shoppers purchased grocery bags stuffed with festive side dishes and pantry staples for families needing a little help to make their holiday meal special this year. 

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More Than Words

Once again, Idahoans across the state embodied the true spirit of giving during our “Hope for the Holidays” campaign; a program that generated food for millions of meals for community members facing hardships they could never imagine. More than that, Idahoans showed that they care about their neighbors and people in their communities that they may never meet. It is a gift that will keep giving well into the new year.

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Alina Rahim – Eastern Idaho Superstar

The Idaho Foodbank is proud to celebrate one of its youngest volunteers, Alina Rahim, recipient of the Gov. Cecil D. Andrus Volunteer of the Year award. Presented by the Idaho Nonprofit Center in partnership with Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, Alina Rahim of Pocatello was recognized for her volunteer contributions in eastern Idaho. 

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Make Every Bite Count

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched its new MyPlate website to support healthier lifestyles for Americans. The site provides tools, resources and simple recipes to obtain the perfect balance of fruits, veggies, grains, protein and dairy in your daily diet.

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Increase Your Well-Being Through Volunteering

Volunteering for an organization or a cause you care about can have a profound impact on your health – both mentally and physically. When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to make meaningful and lasting connections with your community. These connections can help you build confidence, improve your social skills, network to land your next job and feel a sense of purpose.

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Volunteer News and Information Update

Following CDC recommendations, we are now requiring all volunteers to bring and use a cloth mask during their shift as an added layer of caution. We greatly appreciate the donation of masks at any of our facilities or to your local food pantry.

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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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Boise State Partners With Riverence Provisions to Donate 50,000 Pounds of Frozen Trout

Boise State has partnered with Riverence Provisions of Buhl, Idaho, to distribute 50,000 pounds of frozen, restaurant-quality trout to the local community. The distribution, in partnership with the College of Southern Idaho and the Idaho Foodbank, will take place in Boise State’s West Stadium parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, or while supplies last. 

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Cranksgiving Turkey Drive in Pocatello

PROVIDING HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Since the start of the pandemic, The Idaho Foodbank has been delivering 49% more food its 465 partners. The year has been challenging for so many, but this holiday and every day, we are grateful to the folks helping to put food on their neighbor’s table. During this holiday season […]

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