Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

The Idaho Foodbank celebrates Hometown Heroes

Earlier this month, The Idaho Foodbank had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 “Hometown Heroes Event” that was put on by the JRM Foundation for Humanity. Hometown Heroes recognizes individuals, as well as organizations that embody the spirit of philanthropy and have shown an outstanding commitment to creating better communities in Idaho. It may […]

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The kids come first: Yvette’s story

For Yvette, the mobile pantry at WICAP in Weiser is more than just a place to get food. But it hasn’t always been that easy for Yvette. “I have a hard time asking for help and it takes a lot for me to ask for help. And I had to do it.”

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Truckers Delivering Hope

Today we celebrated the gift from J.R. Simplot Company and Kenworth Sales Company of two new trucks to help us distribute food. he Idaho Trucking Association and Truckers Delivering Hope are helping The Idaho Foodbank launch “Idaho Hunger Awareness Month” for October with a major donation, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Learn More

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Harvest Report: They don’t call them “Golden Delicious” for nothing

The harvest is here and it is in full swing. We’re watching harvest numbers closely and we’re hearing  the current Golden Delicious Apple harvest (pictured) is going quite well. We’re expecting to see apples and Bartlett Pears to start making their way to the plates of Idahoans who are hungry by late next week. But […]

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Harvest Report: Prison Farm

Our farm at the prison continues to come along well. This is what seven acres of Winter Squash looks like. The vines are loaded despite our early setback this spring. We’ve even mixed in some old school Hubbard Squash. Ask your grandparents about these as they were a staple of many root cellars as they will keep upwards of […]

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Food Affects More Than Stomachs: Tarrance and Brandye’s Story

Like many Idaho families, Tarrence and Brandye don’t need help every single day. Instead, it’s the end of the month, when bills pile up and the money from the last paycheck draws thin. Those are the difficult days. “By the end of the month, our cupboards are empty; our fridge is empty; everyone is hungry,” […]

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Tiara Shares Her Story

A story that is all too common at the Foodbank. A young family doing everything right encounters something unexpected, but because of the support of our donors, the family perseveres and gets back on track. Donors do make a difference. Read More

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