Be careful talking with Lisa and her husband Kelly Ish, they might just inspire you to give away your whole paycheck, for a year. That’s just what these two did when they decided to make 2021 a year of giving. Kelly says, “We believe you can’t give away too much.”
Each March, we celebrate the importance of choosing healthy foods to nourish our bodies. How we choose to feed our bodies has a big impact on how we feel, not only today, but over the long term as well. Most of the leading causes of death in the U.S. are influenced by what we eat, but every meal is a new opportunity to make a good choice!
Businesses throughout the state are invited to participate in Million Meals in March, a creative, friendly, competition to raise funds, collect food, and volunteer – Presented by Southern Idaho Honda Dealers and Answerforce, with all proceeds going to The Idaho Foodbank. The competition begins on March 8th and runs through March 31.
Nutrition equals wellness. By eating a well-balanced diet, we are able to maintain the energy we need to get through the day and absorb the nutrients our bodies require to help us stay strong and healthy.Nutrition equals wellness. By eating a well-balanced diet, we are able to maintain the energy we need to get through the day and absorb the nutrients our bodies require to help us stay strong and healthy.
The official numbers have been tallied and we are ecstatic to announce that we met the $100,000 IdahoKind challenge match inspired by Duane and Lori Stueckle! Because of your help and generosity, we will be able to provide food for up to 1 million meals to Idaho families.
I enjoy figuring out solutions to make an employee’s day easier; to create a plan or develop a resource that makes their work more enjoyable. I am constantly exploring ways to engage individuals. Even though the majority of us are working remotely, we still need each other to do the best work possible.
Volunteer Gennese Annen is a regular face at the eastern region foodbank in Pocatello. She says, “I initially chose to volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank because I wanted to give back to the community and help people in need. It makes you realize how small and insignificant your problems are when you see people who are struggling just with the basic needs of hunger and putting food on the table for their families. It’s humbling and inspiring to be a part of changing that in any way.”
Whole grains fuel our bodies, providing us with energy to get us through the day. Regularly consuming whole grains has also been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Be mindful when selecting whole grain foods. Breads, pastas, tortillas and oatmeal are some examples of products that often contain whole grains, but can also contain processed or altered grains.
The USDA has announced the extension of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, also known as the “Farmers to Families” food boxes thru April 2021. SunTerra Produce was selected as the vendor to distribute this product in Idaho. The Idaho Foodbank is currently working through the contract expectations and delivery options, and more details are forthcoming.
When it comes to health, there are so many elements that contribute to our well-being. These conditions are also known as the social determinants of health (SDOH). Healthy People 2030, a framework for a healthier nation, defines SDOH.
We are lucky to have hundreds of volunteers who spend time with us at The Idaho Foodbank. In fact, they log 70,000 volunteer hours a year, which equates to 33 full-time employees. One such special volunteer is Janelle Haag, who has volunteered at the Idaho Foodbank for nine years.
Now in its eighth year, the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign has been a way for Walmart and Sam’s Club to partner with suppliers, customers and members to help provide food to people in need. To date, the campaign has helped to secure more than 1 billion meals* for Feeding America® food banks across the country.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank and Boise State University (BSU) are working together to develop stronger, more resilient, healthy Idaho communities through student engagement.Read More
“Giving people hope that things can/will get better. Just a few out of the many, many reasons I work at The Idaho Foodbank.”Read More
Exercise has many health benefits and may manage symptoms of stress and anxiety. Get moving this April by adding in small steps, building up to a goal of 30 minutes of physical activity a day.Read More
Food safety is paramount at The Idaho Foodbank. Providing food for nutritious meals and safe food products goes hand in hand with solving hunger.Read More
The Idaho Food Bank Fund is a statewide collaboration administrated by The Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities of Idaho, and Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.Read More