Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Alliance Title Hosts 8th Annual Closing the Hunger Gap Drive

Alliance Title & Escrow Corp is hosting their 8th annual ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ companywide food drive. Alliance Title branches throughout Idaho and parts of Montana and Washington will be collecting food and funds to benefit their chosen local food banks through the entire month of October. The company will also donate a portion of their October revenue to further support their food bank partners.

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Chobani Sponsors Food Backpacks for Students

In September Chobani for partnered with the Idaho Foodbank to provide 400 backpacks to children in seven elementary schools in the Twin Falls School District. Chobani donated the food, packaged and delivered the backpacks to the schools through The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program. Chobani’s donation of food, gift cards, and coupons represent a $35,000 donation […]

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Boise State Fights Student Food Insecurity

School is back in session and most college students are settled in and well into their routine with classes, but for some, there’s not always certainty about where they will get their next meal. Collin Peterson with the Bean of Students at Boise State says about one in three students have expressed that they have gone hungry or have struggled with having enough food in the past thirty days.

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Hunger to Health Highlight – a “Cooking Matters” Success Story

Jim, a 64 year-old Nampa resident, was diagnosed with diabetes in September 2018. Always seeking the quickest means of satiating hunger – processed foods, microwave dinners, fast food – the idea of taking a cooking class was a bit daunting for Jim. However, the thought of daily insulin shots was a powerful motivator.

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Albertsons Companies Foundation Partners with The Idaho Foodbank to Feed Kids

The Albertsons Companies Foundation has selected The Idaho Foodbank as an official charity partner to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at 34 Albertsons stores in Idaho from September 1 – 30, 2019 will be used to provide healthy breakfast foods for kids via the Backpack and School Pantry programs.

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August Harvest News

August is Harvest month here at The Idaho Foodbank! We are expecting Beets from Pleasant Valley Farm anytime now.

We have been packing lots of apricots and are expecting a gauntlet of peaches, apples, plums, and pears that should last up until Thanksgiving.

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Want To Donate Produce From Your Garden?

It’s that time of the year where you might have more that popped up in your garden than you really expected, but you don’t want to throw it away. We accept fresh produce at our branches but here are some solutions to help you get your donation to a food pantry near you.

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July is Beef Counts Month

July is Beef Month and Beef Counts! Join us in celebration of Idaho Beef Month and the multi-generational beef ranchers, caring for Idaho lands and producing a delicious, high-quality protein. Many of the events and activities this month will focus on our partnerships with the Idaho Beef Council, Agri Beef, and the Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Associations and their efforts to support hungry Idahoans. 

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Dairy West and Albertsons kick off “Moo Bucks” with Special Event

Join us for Hullaba-MOO on Saturday, June 1 as Dairy West, Albertsons, and The Idaho Foodbank kick off the “Moo Bucks” campaign to benefit Idaho families in need. Hullaba-MOO will feature games, prizes, dairy-focused classes, and the opportunity to take a selfie with a calf. The free event runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Albertsons Market Street in Meridian at 3499 E. Fairview Ave. “Moo Bucks” will be available at Albertsons checkouts June 1-15, which will help The Idaho Foodbank distribute dairy foods to clients.

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Annual Study Reports Food Insecurity in Idaho Improving

An annual study released by Feeding America is showing the continuation of a positive trend in the total number of Idahoans who are food-insecure. The Map the Meal Gap report provides critical information including food insecurity rates for both the state and county level as well as the family budget shortfall for food-insecure Idahoans. Overall, the state’s numbers improved by 0.9 percentage points. Unfortunately, one in eight Idahoans and one in six children is still food insecure.

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Volunteers From Around the State Recognized

The Idaho Foodbank’s Board of Directors was pleased to recognize volunteers from across the state this morning in honor of their commitment to hunger relief. Just this last year over 24,000 volunteers put in over 58,000 hours at our warehouse and branch locations, working at fundraising events, distributing food at mobile pantries, and helping teach Cooking Matters classes. These volunteers who put in over 100 hours last year deserve special recognition.

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