Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

COVID-19 Impact Continues to Hit Hard in Blaine County

Since the COVID-19 impact arrived, The Hunger Coalition has reported serving more families through its food pantry in one month than the organization did in all of 2019. They are operating at over three times the level they did prior to the outbreak. That’s three times as many families and three times as much food. The numbers are unprecedented.

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Double Delivery Gives Seniors Relief

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our elderly population hard. Early in the crisis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that adults 65 years and older along with people living in nursing home or long-term care facilities were at higher risk to contract severe illness from COVID-19. Many national and local organizations stepped up immediately to support this vulnerable population in response to this prediction.

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Idaho Foodbank – Coronavirus News for Community Partners

Coronavirus Response Updated 05-05-2020 Recent Partner Agency Communications CDC MASK RECOMMENDATIONS: As of April 4th the CDC recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings; especially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) and in areas of significant community-based transmission. The goal is to reduce the risk of spreading […]

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Chobani Helps Idaho Foodbank Purchase Food Truck

Through a grant provided by Chobani, LLC The Idaho Foodbank this week welcomed a new refrigerated food truck. The truck will be dedicated to serve South Central Idaho, including the Magic Valley, to provide greater access to nutritious food to assist families, children and seniors facing hunger.

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Mobile Pantries are Busy

Thursday morning the Custer County mobile food pantry held its local distribution in Challis, Idaho. The distribution was due to start at 11:30. However, they were set up early and prepared to go by 10:30. The food was completely disbursed by 11:10. 

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Volunteer News and Information Update

We love all our volunteers and are proud to be able to invite volunteers from all walks of life. Given the current pandemic and the significant pressure to provide even more food to the state, we are temporarily requiring that all volunteers be 15 years of age or older.

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Coronavirus in Idaho News and Resources

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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Coming Full Circle

The Idaho Foodbank partnered with the Idaho National Guard in April to build special food boxes destined for Idaho kids in need. Normally these youngsters would receive a special package of food every Friday as part of the Backpack Program. Due to school closures these kiddos were now cut off from this service which provides nutritious meals over the weekend to hungry students.

Thanks to the aid of the Idaho National Guard, this program was executed and supersized. Over 1300 boxes containing 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners and 10 snacks were packaged by soldiers for immediate delivery to kids throughout the Southwest region of Idaho. And for one solider this experience was particularly meaningful.

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Stites Mobile Feeding Site Moved to Kamiah

The Idaho County Mobile Pantry has been relocated to a larger parking lot between Kooskia and Kamiah. In an effort to serve the needs of the community and comply with social distancing guidelines, the Idaho County Mobile pantry formerly held in Stites will move to 4432 Highway 12 Kamiah, Idaho 83536 as of April 16, […]

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