Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Mobile Pantries are Busy

Thursday morning the Custer County mobile food pantry held its local distribution in Challis, Idaho. The distribution was due to start at 11:30. However, they were set up early and prepared to go by 10:30. The food was completely disbursed by 11:10. 

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Coronavirus in Idaho News and Resources

The Idaho Foodbank and its partner agencies across the state are considered an essential service and vital to providing food. Therefore we are exempt from Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-At-Home Order. Our facilities are open, and our volunteers are considered essential personnel.

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Coming Full Circle

The Idaho Foodbank partnered with the Idaho National Guard in April to build special food boxes destined for Idaho kids in need. Normally these youngsters would receive a special package of food every Friday as part of the Backpack Program. Due to school closures these kiddos were now cut off from this service which provides nutritious meals over the weekend to hungry students.

Thanks to the aid of the Idaho National Guard, this program was executed and supersized. Over 1300 boxes containing 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners and 10 snacks were packaged by soldiers for immediate delivery to kids throughout the Southwest region of Idaho. And for one solider this experience was particularly meaningful.

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Stites Mobile Feeding Site Moved to Kamiah

The Idaho County Mobile Pantry has been relocated to a larger parking lot between Kooskia and Kamiah. In an effort to serve the needs of the community and comply with social distancing guidelines, the Idaho County Mobile pantry formerly held in Stites will move to 4432 Highway 12 Kamiah, Idaho 83536 as of April 16, […]

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Raising A Million Meals In March

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank has launched its 4th annual Million Meals in March campaign; a statewide effort to raise food, funds and hunger awareness in Idaho. The goal is to raise 1 million meals statewide. Local businesses throughout Idaho compete against each other through battles that include food drives, food bank volunteer shifts, innovative social media posts and creative fundraising pages.

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Fleetwood Mac Rumours Band Benefit Concert

The Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours played a benefit concert for the North Central Branch of The Idaho Foodbank on Saturday, March 7 at the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge. The concert was well attended, and with all proceeds going to The Idaho Foodbank, enough money was raised to provide food for over 90,000 meals.

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Marsing Creates “Hub” Of Community Services

Last month, the Marsing School District opened an innovative community center called “The Hub”. Based in the former and newly refurbished middle school, The Hub is a resource center providing vital services to Marsing students, their families, and the surrounding population. In a community with high rates of poverty, homelessness and migrant households, the intention behind this multipurpose facility is to remove barriers and bring services to people in a location they can easily access.

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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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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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