We accept fresh produce at our branches but here are some solutions to help you get your donation to a food pantry near you. A great solution for donating fresh produce from your garden or a community garden is to check with Ample Harvest.
Hundreds of Idahoans lined up in their cars Thursday afternoon at Nampa’s Ford Idaho Center for free boxes of farm-fresh food courtesy of the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. A total of 3,000 boxes (1500 Produce + 1500 Combo of Produce, Dairy & Protein) were distributed.
The Idaho Foodbank stands steadfast in our values of dignity, integrity and equity for all communities and people.
Across Idaho, the amount of food distributed by The Idaho Foodbank has increased 30% during the pandemic.
Since the COVID-19 impact arrived, The Hunger Coalition has reported serving more families through its food pantry in one month than the organization did in all of 2019. They are operating at over three times the level they did prior to the outbreak. That’s three times as many families and three times as much food. The numbers are unprecedented.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our elderly population hard. Early in the crisis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that adults 65 years and older along with people living in nursing home or long-term care facilities were at higher risk to contract severe illness from COVID-19. Many national and local organizations stepped up immediately to support this vulnerable population in response to this prediction.
Coronavirus Response Updated 05-05-2020 Recent Partner Agency Communications CDC MASK RECOMMENDATIONS: As of April 4th the CDC recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings; especially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) and in areas of significant community-based transmission. The goal is to reduce the risk of spreading […]
Through a grant provided by Chobani, LLC The Idaho Foodbank this week welcomed a new refrigerated food truck. The truck will be dedicated to serve South Central Idaho, including the Magic Valley, to provide greater access to nutritious food to assist families, children and seniors facing hunger.
Thursday morning the Custer County mobile food pantry held its local distribution in Challis, Idaho. The distribution was due to start at 11:30. However, they were set up early and prepared to go by 10:30. The food was completely disbursed by 11:10.
The Idaho Foodbank and its partner agencies across the state are considered an essential service and vital to providing food. Therefore we are exempt from Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-At-Home Order. Our facilities are open, and our volunteers are considered essential personnel.
The Idaho Foodbank partnered with the Idaho National Guard in April to build special food boxes destined for Idaho kids in need. Normally these youngsters would receive a special package of food every Friday as part of the Backpack Program. Due to school closures these kiddos were now cut off from this service which provides nutritious meals over the weekend to hungry students.
Thanks to the aid of the Idaho National Guard, this program was executed and supersized. Over 1300 boxes containing 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners and 10 snacks were packaged by soldiers for immediate delivery to kids throughout the Southwest region of Idaho. And for one solider this experience was particularly meaningful.
The Idaho County Mobile Pantry has been relocated to a larger parking lot between Kooskia and Kamiah. In an effort to serve the needs of the community and comply with social distancing guidelines, the Idaho County Mobile pantry formerly held in Stites will move to 4432 Highway 12 Kamiah, Idaho 83536 as of April 16, […]
Born in the U.S. and taught to be grateful for opportunity, Lionel feels proud to give back to The Idaho Foodbank and help others. People in his family have been in similar situations to those facing food insecurity, especially now during the pandemic. The North Central team of The Idaho Foodbank out of Lewiston is proud to have Lionel on the team, helping to make a difference in the community.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank has relocated from 3562 S Tk Avenue in Boise to 3630 E. Commercial Court in Meridian. Operations will resume on Sept. 28 at the Meridian location.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank has been hosting A Chefs’s Affaire for 22 years to raise money to help feed our hungry neighbors. Every year Treasure Valley area chefs have joined with us to serve up amazing gourmet meals, along with a host and a live auction. This year we went virtual, streaming the event on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom.Read More
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our first-time Back to School Telethon fundraising event a success! The vast variety of people who contributed their time, talent, and treasure to support Idaho children was incredible. Staff, MCs and talented entertainers from across the across the state (and nation) volunteered to provide entertainment and encouraged others to give back as well.Read More
Have you ever experienced a bird’s eye view of a Farmers To Families food box distribution? This video is from The Mustard Seed’s Community Distribution at the end of August: 20200822MustardSeed from Kathy & Marvin Barnes on Vimeo.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank works with Food Pantries across the state from big cities to small towns of fewer than 1000 people, like Potlatch, Idaho.Read More