Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Educating Hungry Kids: You Can’t Think If You Can’t Eat

Teaching elementary school students effectively is an effort that extends far beyond what happens in the classroom. This is a lesson learned by Susan, a teacher at Whittier Elementary School in Boise, in the time since she began teaching 18 years ago. From family dynamic to parental involvement, there are myriad elements which play a role […]

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Camille Beckman Foundation offers $40,000 Donation Match

The Camille Beckman Foundation has generously provided The Idaho Foodbank with a matching donation of $40,000 for the final weeks of 2016.

This is the third year the foundation has come forward with an end-of-year match to help the hungry in Idaho. Camille Beckman is based in Eagle, Idaho and has been a leading producer of cosmetics and personal care products for over 18 years.

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Albertsons Gives 1,518 Holiday Meals To Idaho Families In Need

As Christmas approaches, Albertsons is coming through in the clutch for families in need. The newest shipment of meals is part of Albertsons’ “Santa Bucks” campaign, enabling customers to donate at the register by rounding up their purchase or adding $1, $5 or $10 as a donation. The campaign, along with “Turkey Bucks” during November, enables customers and associates to work together to raise the funds needed to provide delicious meals.

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Holidays Add Strain On Programs

During the holiday season, it can be difficult to reach the people who are in need in Idaho. With Thanksgiving and Christmas come weeks off from school, leading to Backpack and School Pantry organizers working extra hard to make sure the children who need assistance will have the food they need over their extended time off.

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Three Generations Volunteer At Foodbank

This is a letter from Brook Richter, who was one of a family of three generations which came to volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank on the day before Thanksgiving. She comes from a family of caring people with hearts for the mission to solve hunger. We’ll let her tell you about her experiences in her own words.

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New Facility Houses Fresh Produce

These carrots are just a small portion of the tons of fresh produce filling our new warehouse in Lewiston. The carrots, potatoes, apples and other fresh items are on their way to the pantries and families which need them the most. The new facility has upgraded to more refrigerator and freezer space to enable more produce to head to north central Idahoans than ever before.

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Micron Employees Donate More Than 1,200 Turkeys And Hams

Micron provides employees an annual holiday gift (choice of ham or turkey) in appreciation of their hard work throughout the year. Since 2001, many employees have chosen to donate their hams/turkeys to families through The Idaho Foodbank. This year’s donation brings the 15-year total to more than 23,000 turkeys and hams for Idaho families.

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Idaho Food Bank Fund grants nearly $89,000 to 34 hunger relief organizations

The Idaho Food Bank Fund is distributing grants to 34 organizations working to solve hunger in Idaho and in your region. The grants total $88,800 in 2016, enabling recipients to further their missions in hunger relief. Organizations from all over the state were among the 34 organizations selected to receive a grant this year, from […]

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Harvest Update: Apples Come With Fall

With the change in seasons come the beauty of harvest. Part of that beauty is heading to our warehouse from these trees at the orchard run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Caldwell. These Fuji Apples are in great condition and we’re getting loads from the orchard to help solve hunger. […]

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