Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

School is Out, Hunger is Not

This school year has looked and felt different for children and families across the country. But as the summer season begins, it is important to remember that summer can also mark the time of year when children have less food to eat.

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10 Years of Collaboration

Founded in 2011, the Palouse-Clearwater Hunger Coalition is doing innovative work to connect local growers with others in the community. Their mission is to increase the production, distribution, and consumption of locally grown food and agriculture products.

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Dairy Health Nutrition

June is National Dairy Month. Dairy has important nutrients that are easy for the body to absorb. Calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorous help to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. This is especially important for older adults and can help lower the risk of osteoporosis.

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Traveling Table

A special congratulations to The Traveling Table, serving Canyon County and beyond, for their recent new vehicle purchase. With the use of some money from The Foodbank COVID Relief Grant, as well as other support from the community, they were able to purchase a bigger refrigerated truck.

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The Idaho Foodbank Night at Reed’s Dairy

Reed’s Dairy is among our supporters and is celebrating Dairy Month by giving back. They will be donating a portion of all proceeds on June 23rd to The Idaho Foodbank. You can support the event at their Idaho Falls, Boise, Ammon, and Meridian locations.

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Grants to The Idaho Foodbank Partners

The Idaho Foodbank was able to award COVID Relief Grants to our partners this spring to further strengthen the overall hunger relief network of Idaho and impact local communities. $260,500 was distributed to 167 of our partner organizations that applied.

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Agility & Adapting to the New Normal

One of The Idaho Foodbank’s core values is agility, and this past year has been a true test of our ability to put that value into action every day. We took aggressive steps to assure our ability to continue to serve by safeguarding our facilities through restricted access, moving non-operation staff to working remote, and adapting how our programs distribute food.

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Map the Meal Gap Numbers

Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, released its annual Map the Meal Gap in May 2021. The report includes analysis of food insecurity in Idaho in 2019, right before the pandemic, along with projections on how the pandemic and other economic changes may impact people facing hunger locally and across the country.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT  –  Jonna Behm –  Development Coordinator

How has The Idaho Foodbank helped you in your career development? I joined the Idaho Foodbank right after obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics as the Nutrition Education Specialist. It was/is extremely rewarding work. I gained huge respect for the organization as a whole and its various moving parts. Transitioning into Development was a big […]

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Thank You to our Lewiston Volunteers!

April was Volunteer Appreciation Month.  Our Lewiston office was able to have a small volunteer appreciation event at the end of the month.  Thanks again to all of our volunteers – we could not do our work without you!

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Pocatello Empty Bowls Event

The Pocatello Arts Council teamed up with the Idaho State University (ISU) Arts Department again this year to help raise funds for The Idaho Foodbank.

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