Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

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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Northwest Apple Salad | Cooking Matters

A special treat for National Nutrition Month! This Cooking Matters recipe video was created by Carly Metcalf. Carly is a Registered Dietitian and is The Idaho Foodbank’s Nutrition Education Specialist.

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Fats and Nutrition

Avocados are a great source of unsaturated fats that can go great on toast, tacos, and even used as a dip for veggies or chips! In celebration of March being National Nutrition Month we want to highlight some of the awesome things nutrition can offer for you.

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SNAP Benefits Will Resume Regular Issuance for March

With the passage of the Congressional Appropriations Budget last week, SNAP is fully funded for the current federal fiscal year. Beginning in March, customers can expect to receive their SNAP benefits on their regular issuance date.

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The Idaho Foodbank Increases Food Distribution 20 Percent Across The State

The government has reopened until at least February 15, 2019, but there are still significant concerns about the shutdown’s lingering effects. Federal workers are waiting for backpay, federal contract employees have lost income, and food stamp (SNAP) recipients are worried. As the state’s largest hunger relief organization and largest distributor of free food assistance, The Idaho Foodbank’s increase in food distribution will provide for an additional 266,000 meals starting this week and extending into early March.

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Girl Scouts and Dairy Farm Families Team Up to Support The Idaho Foodbank

For the fourth consecutive year, Idaho dairy farm families are partnering with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. For every box donated to the Cookies from the Heart program, dairy farmers across Idaho will donate $1, giving customers an opportunity to double the impact of their charitable contribution. A $5 purchase will provide a box of Girl Scout Cookies and help The Idaho Foodbank purchase milk to provide hunger relief across the state.

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Get Help, Give Help – A Food Assistance Guide

Even though the government is opened temporarily, the shutdown will have lasting effects and uncertainty continues. While the government works towards a solution, many hard-working Idahoans are facing situations they never imagined.

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A Wonderful Story About Weippe

Weippe is a small town with big hearts. When its mobile pantry, which operates for two hours on the fourth Tuesday of the month, needed a new partner, it didn’t take long for a group of generous, community-minded supporters to rally.

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