Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Over 350 Volunteers Give Back on MLK Day of Service

On Monday for this year’s MLK Day of Service, The Idaho Foodbank had over 350 volunteers across the state who helped pack food and assemble weekend food bags for our Backpack Program, which helps school-aged students in need. This year marked the 25th Anniversary of the MLK Day of Service and is the only federal […]

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Help Idaho Hunger Relief Though Your State Tax Return

The Idaho Foodbank has just published an updated PSA video for The Idaho Food Bank Fund grant program. The Idaho Food Bank Fund gives Idaho taxpayers the opportunity to help hunger relief organizations through a “check-off” donation on their state tax return.

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Bowl Teams Compete to Tackle Hunger

Players from the University of Nevada and Ohio University football teams playing in this year’s Famous Potato Bowl competed on Monday to “Tackle Hunger” at Bishop Kelly High School. In less than 90 minutes, the Wolf Pack and Bobcats football team members prepared and boxed over 40,000 meals for The Idaho Foodbank.

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Weiser Mobile Pantry Distributes Roasts to Families in Need

The story of a December mobile food pantry distribution coordinated by The Cornerstone Assembly Church in Weiser. The food was brought in by The Idaho Foodbank and included more than 500 roasts that had been donated by the Idaho Beef Council, Agri Beef and the Idaho Cattle Association.

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Holiday Heroes Help 400 Families in North Central Idaho

The Holiday Heroes food distribution on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds near Lewiston was a big success. Food came from the Holiday Heroes food drive at Rosauers in Lewiston, which was a promotion put on by area radio stations and additional food for this distribution was provided by our North Central Branch’s warehouse.

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Empty Bowls 2019 a Huge Success!

Over 1,200 hardy souls braved chilly temperatures to stand in line, purchase a handcrafted bowl and be served savory soup cooked by 22 Boise based restaurants at The Idaho Foodbank’s 22nd Empty Bowls event on November 29, 2019. The funds raised through this annual post-Thanksgiving day tradition, go right back into the community. This year […]

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Sacks for Hunger 2019

Albertsons is a critical part of the hunger relief team year-round but we can’t say thank you enough for this donation at last night’s BSU Bronco game of $20,000! All season Albertsons pledged $500 (that will provide food for up to 2500 meals!) per BSU sack – and then they decided to throw in a little bit more to help as much as possible!

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Paint a Bowl for Empty Bowls

On November 29, the Friday after Thanksgiving, The Idaho Foodbank will be hosting its annual Empty Bowls event in downtown Boise on the Grove Plaza Throughout the year, we collect handcrafted and hand-painted bowls from professional and amateur artisans, students and studios. The event offers the opportunity to select a unique bowl from thousands and […]

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Back to School: Feed Kids, Fuel Learning

‘During the month of September, The Idaho Foodbank ran a first time back to school campaign with a goal of raising funds and awareness across the entire state of Idaho for the Backpack and School Pantry programs. All month Idahoans were encouraged to “Feed Kids and Fuel Learning” by making online donations or by participating […]

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A Chefs’ Affaire 2019

We celebrated the 21st year of A Chefs’ Affaire on Thursday night in style, and all the way around it was a huge success. We want to thank all the sponsors, donors, attendees, presenters, and volunteers and our amazing Chefs and our sponsors who make this event so spectacular.

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