Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Micron Employees Bring Hope for the Holidays

For the 19th consecutive year, The Idaho Foodbank and Micron Technology teamed up to give comfort and food to their fellow Idahoans just in time for the holidays. Micron employees gave 1,684 turkeys and 827 hams, bringing much-needed food to more than 2,500 households.

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Stage 2 Resources

On November 13, Governor Brad Little moved the state back to Stage 2 in the Idaho Rebounds plan to combat rising numbers in COVID-19 cases and relieve some of the pressure on medical facilities. Listed are links for official information on Stage 2 guidelines and protocol.

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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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Idaho Foodbank Nominations for Idaho Philanthropy Day

In celebration of Idaho Philanthropy Day, the Idaho Nonprofit Center and its partners are recognizing the amazing philanthropic work of nonprofit organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals with the annual Idaho Philanthropy and Brightest Star Awards. The Idaho Philanthropy Day awards encompass the spirit of philanthropy including, time, talent, treasure, and involvement in the community. Virtual […]

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Staff Spotlight – Jane Mclaughlin | Volunteer Program Coordinator

How would you describe your job? Our Volunteer Services team runs two to three shifts, five days a week from Tuesday through Saturday. Each shift is comprised of 20 people. This is the maximum amount of people that we can accommodate in order to abide by our strict health and safety protocols; especially during the […]

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Tantalize Your Tastebuds While Cutting Down on Sodium

Watching your salt intake can be a challenge; especially during the holiday season. The American Heart Association recommends that the average person’s intake of sodium should be 2300 mg. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues it is recommended that you consume less than 1500 mg per day. This is tough to […]

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It’s Not Just About Cavities

Did you know that your oral health in can affect the rest of your body? Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease (periodontitis) could play a role in serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth and pneumonia. That is why The Idaho Foodbank has partnered with […]

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Stinker Stores Stomp Out Hunger 2020

Committed to the fight against hunger, Stinker Stores will host their “Stomp Out Hunger” campaign from November 6 – November 16, 2020. Each of the 66 participating stores throughout Idaho will give customers an opportunity to donate at the register during these 10 days in November. This the 11th year for this annual event that […]

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Idahohoans Helping Idahoahans

Since 1984 the mission of The Idaho Foodbank has been to feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships that strengthen individuals, families and communities. The success and statewide expansion that the organization has experienced these past 36 years would not be possible without the generous giving spirit that is inherent in all […]

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A Fresh Approach Update

The move is almost complete. The Idaho Foodbank’s newest hunger relief facility in Meridian is operating their warehouse and volunteer services. The rush to now stock the shelves will achieve the organization’s ultimate goal to expand capacity across the statewide to distribution nutritious food; just in time for the winter months when the need to […]

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Hope for the Holidays News

Food brings people together. Gathering around the table with loved ones may look different this year, but it will be just as meaningful. To help facilitate these precious moments, The Idaho Foodbank kicked off its annual “Hope for the Holidays” campaign this month. Activities may adhere to the new normal of social distancing, but the […]

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