Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

IFB Ground Breaking Event

It’s the virtual groundbreaking of The Idaho Foodbank’s new hunger relief facility in Meridian! If you missed our live event, you can still watch it on our website, or on our Facebook or YouTube page.

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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). The Idaho Foodbank is implementing large-scale “Community Distributions” to deliver these boxes into the hands of Idahoans who are struggling with hunger now. These events are coordinated with key partners and target high-need areas across the state.

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2020 Nonprofit Grants Application Period Starts July 1

Starting on July 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Idaho with services aimed at hunger relief can apply for a grant to help support programs and services, food purchase, equipment, or capital purchases that are intended to reduce hunger.

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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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Want To Donate Produce From Your Garden?

We accept fresh produce at our branches but here are some solutions to help you get your donation to a food pantry near you. A great solution for donating fresh produce from your garden or a community garden is to check with Ample Harvest.

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Farmers to Families Food Box Program helps Feed the Hungry

Hundreds of Idahoans lined up in their cars Thursday afternoon at Nampa’s Ford Idaho Center for free boxes of farm-fresh food courtesy of the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. A total of 3,000 boxes (1500 Produce + 1500 Combo of Produce, Dairy & Protein) were distributed.

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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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