Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Regence BlueShield of Idaho Event Shows New Facility Progress

More than 60 people showed up to a special hard-hat tour event in Lewiston, hosted by Regence BlueShield of Idaho. It was a great opportunity to get a glimpse at the spectacular progress on the new facility currently being constructed in Lewiston to serve all of north central Idaho. Karen Vauk, President and CEO of […]

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Children in Your Community are Hungry: A Teacher’s Story

Many in Idaho do not understand the growing need that must be filled. Children in your community are hungry.  Out of 20 students in Ms. Clark’s class, six of them receive food backpacks supplied by The Idaho Foodbank every Friday. (That is nearly 1/3 of the class.) The Backpack Buddy program gives children easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. These young students who rely heavily on free and reduced-price school lunches as the bulk of their food for the week have access to food during the weekend thanks to the program.

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The Idaho Foodbank launches capital campaign, nutrition month

On Thursday, March 3, the Foodbank kicked off National Nutrition Month at the construction location of its new facility in Lewiston, with the backdrop of the foundation and progress of the new structure, set to serve the five counties in north central Idaho and open in the summer.

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Idaho Statesman: Idaho’s Poor Still Ache For Food

The Great Recession is officially over, but the lines for free food keep getting longer.
This is true across Idaho, not just at Oasis. Last year, The Idaho Foodbank, which distributes food to satellite pantries across the state, delivered almost twice as many meals as in 2010.

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Camille Beckman donates more than funds

Susan Beckman Roghani has dedicated over 30 years to building her company, brand and family with her bare hands. With her hard work and passion for enriching lives all over the world, the Camille Beckman brand was built and has flourished since its inception in 1986.

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WinCo donates 1,800 Hormel hams ahead of holiday

BOISE – With increased need during the holiday season, WinCo foods is stepping up to help provide a special gift for hungry Idahoans. On Tuesday, December 15, WinCo employees delivered 1,800 Hormel Cure 81 hams to The Idaho Foodbank warehouse in Boise. The donation is key for the Foodbank, which needs more holiday meats and […]

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Micron Employees Donate 1,245 Holiday Turkeys and 285 Hams Tuesday

BOISE, ID – A yearly tradition is back to help thousands of Idahoans who are hungry this holiday season. Micron employees have stepped up during the season of giving and donated turkeys and hams to help provide holiday meals for the 1 in 6 Idahoans who are struggling with hunger. On Tuesday, Nov. 17 at The […]

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