The Idaho Foodbank’s mission is to feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry. The success and statewide expansion that the organization has experienced in the last 36 years would not be possible without the generous giving spirit that is inherent in all Idahoans. The organization takes that stewardship very seriously with 94% of all donations going to programs that directly serve people in our communities.
IDAHO INSPIRATION We are truly humbled and inspired by the generosity of people and organizations from across the state – from kids turning birthdays into meals for those in need and stores helping provide groceries and ways to give, we can’t say thank you enough. Explore the generous gestures that are changing the lives of […]
ANNUAL LEWISTON TRADITION GIVES COMFORT AND JOY TO NEIGHBORS IN NEED Looking for ways to give back in Lewiston? Holiday Heroes in partnership with Idavend Broadcasting is a one-day food drive at Rosauers in Lewiston on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Lewiston Rosauers shoppers can add to their purchase a donation of one or more bags […]
Caryn Waldrop is a mother and proud Stinker Stores executive. In her role as a Retail Territory Manager, supervising ten stores from Boise to Lewiston, you can often find her in the car. That is exactly where we found her; parked outside her Donnelly store. Stinker Stores had just wrapped their 11th annual “Stomp Out […]
THANK YOU NOTES A heartfelt thank you to companies that help bring hope to the holidays and beyond: Corwin Ford and Camille Beckman for their combined $100,000 challenge matches, to Albertsons for raising donations at the checkout with its Turkey and Santa Bucks programs, Fred Meyer for their generous Zero Hunger, Zero Waste campaign, CBS2 […]
TIPS TO STAY SOCIAL WHILE STILL DISTANCING Building and nurturing relationships are an essential part of the human condition – a key component in our emotional and physical well-being. Below are some practical tips to get through the holiday season happy and healthy. *Make Self-care A Priority: Get plenty of rest, eat a balanced diet […]
DON’T OVERLOOK LEFTOVERS The following are some clever and creative ways for recycling last night’s holiday buffet into savory breakfast dishes: Turkey and Stuffing Quiche Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268536/loaded-mashed-potato-pancakes/ A Yummy Breakfast Burrito!
STAFF SPOTLIGHT – KAREN VAUK | PRESIDENT AND CEO How long have you worked for The Idaho Foodbank? I have been serving The Idaho Foodbank as its President and CEO for 11 years. How would you describe The Idaho Foodbank to someone who is new to Idaho? The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, nonprofit serving […]
For the 19th consecutive year, The Idaho Foodbank and Micron Technology teamed up to give comfort and food to their fellow Idahoans just in time for the holidays. Micron employees gave 1,684 turkeys and 827 hams, bringing much-needed food to more than 2,500 households.
On November 13, Governor Brad Little moved the state back to Stage 2 in the Idaho Rebounds plan to combat rising numbers in COVID-19 cases and relieve some of the pressure on medical facilities. Listed are links for official information on Stage 2 guidelines and protocol.
In celebration of Idaho Philanthropy Day, the Idaho Nonprofit Center and its partners are recognizing the amazing philanthropic work of nonprofit organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals with the annual Idaho Philanthropy and Brightest Star Awards. The Idaho Philanthropy Day awards encompass the spirit of philanthropy including, time, talent, treasure, and involvement in the community. Virtual […]
How would you describe your job? Our Volunteer Services team runs two to three shifts, five days a week from Tuesday through Saturday. Each shift is comprised of 20 people. This is the maximum amount of people that we can accommodate in order to abide by our strict health and safety protocols; especially during the […]
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Rosauers in Lewiston, in partnership with Idavend Broadcasting, held the annual Holiday Heroes one-day food drive. Lewiston Rosauers shoppers purchased grocery bags stuffed with festive side dishes and pantry staples for families needing a little help to make their holiday meal special this year.Read More
Once again, Idahoans across the state embodied the true spirit of giving during our “Hope for the Holidays” campaign; a program that generated food for millions of meals for community members facing hardships they could never imagine. More than that, Idahoans showed that they care about their neighbors and people in their communities that they may never meet. It is a gift that will keep giving well into the new year.Read More
Inspired by the generosity of Duane and Lori Stueckle, The Idaho Foodbank is kicking off #IdahoKind – the first fundraising and awareness campaign of its type for our organization. Launching on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18 and running thru Valentine’s Day The Idaho Foodbank is encouraging the community to share kindness. Anyone can participate by sharing a story of kindness, volunteering in their community, writing a kind note, sharing heartwarming moments, or donating. Just use #IdahoKind and share your feel-good stories on social media and other channels.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank is proud to celebrate one of its youngest volunteers, Alina Rahim, recipient of the Gov. Cecil D. Andrus Volunteer of the Year award. Presented by the Idaho Nonprofit Center in partnership with Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, Alina Rahim of Pocatello was recognized for her volunteer contributions in eastern Idaho.Read More
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched its new MyPlate website to support healthier lifestyles for Americans. The site provides tools, resources and simple recipes to obtain the perfect balance of fruits, veggies, grains, protein and dairy in your daily diet.Read More