Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

June is National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. Consuming dairy products provides health benefits – especially improved bone health. Foods in the Dairy Group provide nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body.

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Dairy West and Albertsons kick off “Moo Bucks” on June 1 with Special Event

Join us for Hullaba-MOO on Saturday, June 1 as Dairy West, Albertsons, and The Idaho Foodbank kick off the “Moo Bucks” campaign to benefit Idaho families in need. Hullaba-MOO will feature games, prizes, dairy-focused classes, and the opportunity to take a selfie with a calf. The free event runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Albertsons Market Street in Meridian at 3499 E. Fairview Ave. “Moo Bucks” will be available at Albertsons checkouts June 1-15, which will help The Idaho Foodbank distribute dairy foods to clients.

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Older Americans Month – Nutrition and Mental Health Tips

May is Older Americans Month and this year the theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. How can we eat for our mental health? As part of connecting, eating around friends or in social situations can boost mental health just by enjoying the company around you, as well as eating a variety of foods and incorporating exciting and delicious meals to the mix.

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Letter carriers go blue for Stamp Out Hunger

Boise letter carriers have done it again – they had their hair dyed blue by volunteers at the Undone Salon to raise awareness about the 2019 Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The annual food drive is this Saturday, May 11. Remember to put some food out by your mailbox.

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Annual Study Reports Food Insecurity in Idaho Improving

An annual study released by Feeding America is showing the continuation of a positive trend in the total number of Idahoans who are food-insecure. The Map the Meal Gap report provides critical information including food insecurity rates for both the state and county level as well as the family budget shortfall for food-insecure Idahoans. Overall, the state’s numbers improved by 0.9 percentage points. Unfortunately, one in eight Idahoans and one in six children is still food insecure.

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Volunteers From Around the State Recognized

The Idaho Foodbank’s Board of Directors was pleased to recognize volunteers from across the state this morning in honor of their commitment to hunger relief. Just this last year over 24,000 volunteers put in over 58,000 hours at our warehouse and branch locations, working at fundraising events, distributing food at mobile pantries, and helping teach Cooking Matters classes. These volunteers who put in over 100 hours last year deserve special recognition.

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Walmart and Feeding America Launch Fight Hunger – Spark Change 2019 Campaign

The Idaho Foodbank, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America are kicking off the sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, which will run from April 22 to May 20. There are three ways to participate – purchasing a participating item in-store or online, donating in-store or donating on Feeding America’s website.

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Veteran takes helm at food bank in Lewiston

Mike Wigen spent nearly three decades in the Idaho Army National Guard, deploying twice to Iraq and serving in the support battalions that make sure the military has what it needs to function. Now Wigen is on a new distribution-related mission, helping feed the region’s hungry as the new manager of the Idaho Foodbank North […]

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

These little tasty morsels are packed with nutrients and flavor. They are a fun twist on your regular holiday side dish! Avocados are packed with micronutrients and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. Try these out at your next holiday gathering, they are sure to be a big hit!

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Lewiston Volunteers Make Retirement Look Good

At The Idaho Foodbank North Central branch we may have a small staff but thanks to volunteers you wouldn’t know it! Volunteers work across the organization including a lovely group of women who volunteer their time managing the front desk. They are the first faces a guest sees when walking through the front door to make a donation, volunteer, or to ask for food assistance.

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A Million Meals in March Thank You

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Million Meals in March campaign and helping us raise the food and funds for a million nutritious meals for Idaho families. We couldn’t do it without your kindness and your support.

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Norma Boyd’s Songs for Feeding the 5000 in Pocatello

Every year for the past 23 years Norma Boyd has written a song for Feeding the 5000 in Pocatello, an annual event that benefits The Idaho Foodbank. This year she’s put together a CD of all of the songs that can be purchased and 100% of the proceeds go to the Idaho Foodbank. The CD sells for $20 and available at various Feeding the 5000 events in Pocatello, which run from February to May.

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