Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

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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Albertsons donates 2,298 meals to Idahoans in need

BOISE, ID – Albertsons and its loyal customers have outdone themselves again, donating 2,298  holiday meals to The Idaho Foodbank on Friday as part of the “Turkey Bucks” campaign. The meal total is nearly 1,000 meals more than they donated in 2014. The Thanksgiving dinners were provided through the “Turkey Bucks” campaign, which enables customers […]

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Food Safety is Our Focus

In the final two months of the year, we plan to distribute the food for 2.5 million meals. To do this as safely as possible, we’re proud to announce we’ve made some changes to how we collect, sort and distribute the fresh and dry food you donate. To help us in the effort, we got […]

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The Idaho Foodbank celebrates Hometown Heroes

Earlier this month, The Idaho Foodbank had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 “Hometown Heroes Event” that was put on by the JRM Foundation for Humanity. Hometown Heroes recognizes individuals, as well as organizations that embody the spirit of philanthropy and have shown an outstanding commitment to creating better communities in Idaho. It may […]

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The kids come first: Yvette’s story

For Yvette, the mobile pantry at WICAP in Weiser is more than just a place to get food. But it hasn’t always been that easy for Yvette. “I have a hard time asking for help and it takes a lot for me to ask for help. And I had to do it.”

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Truckers Delivering Hope

Today we celebrated the gift from J.R. Simplot Company and Kenworth Sales Company of two new trucks to help us distribute food. he Idaho Trucking Association and Truckers Delivering Hope are helping The Idaho Foodbank launch “Idaho Hunger Awareness Month” for October with a major donation, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Learn More

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Harvest Report: They don’t call them “Golden Delicious” for nothing

The harvest is here and it is in full swing. We’re watching harvest numbers closely and we’re hearing  the current Golden Delicious Apple harvest (pictured) is going quite well. We’re expecting to see apples and Bartlett Pears to start making their way to the plates of Idahoans who are hungry by late next week. But […]

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Harvest Report: Prison Farm

Our farm at the prison continues to come along well. This is what seven acres of Winter Squash looks like. The vines are loaded despite our early setback this spring. We’ve even mixed in some old school Hubbard Squash. Ask your grandparents about these as they were a staple of many root cellars as they will keep upwards of […]

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Food Affects More Than Stomachs: Tarrance and Brandye’s Story

Like many Idaho families, Tarrence and Brandye don’t need help every single day. Instead, it’s the end of the month, when bills pile up and the money from the last paycheck draws thin. Those are the difficult days. “By the end of the month, our cupboards are empty; our fridge is empty; everyone is hungry,” […]

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Tiara Shares Her Story

A story that is all too common at the Foodbank. A young family doing everything right encounters something unexpected, but because of the support of our donors, the family perseveres and gets back on track. Donors do make a difference. Read More

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