Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Idaho Statesman: Walmart Foundation Gives Gift To The Idaho Foodbank

BY ANNA WEBB The Idaho Statesman The Walmart Foundation has given the Idaho Foodbank a grant for $90,000. The grant will help pay for several projects at the foodbank, including its Backpack program, School Pantry, Picnic in the Park and Cooking Matters. “This grant from the Walmart Foundation will make a tremendous difference for Idahoans […]

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A Mother Shares Her Story

During our recent MIX 106 radio-a-thon for our Backpack program, we received a donation from a woman who had first-hand knowledge of the program. She agreed to share her very personal experience.  Here, in her own words, a mother’s story.   I was in a bad relationship with my kids’ dad – drug addict, abusive, […]

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Become a Harvest Helper

Harvest season means millions of pounds of fresh produce coming through our warehouses. These incredibly generous donations from agriculture leaders all over our state make for nutritious gifts for the Idahoans in need. But it also puts a strain on operations in our warehouses as the effort is to move this food as quickly and safely as possible.

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Hunger Can Affect Any of Us

When Michael pulled up at the school pantry in Kuna for the first time early this year, he paused before he went inside. Like many who ask for help, the decision to admit his need was not an easy one. “It was a little hard to come in here for the first time,” he says. […]

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Boise Co-op Helps Kick off Hunger Action Month

The Boise Co-op is partnering with The Idaho Foodbank and our Co-Owners to sponsor this year’s National Hunger Action Month. For the month of September, the Boise Co-op will be matching all donations made in our stores, up to a total of $2,500. Every dollar donated to Idaho Food Bank provides four meals to hungry […]

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Thank You to our AmeriCorps VISTA Members!

The Idaho Foodbank would like to say thank you to our current group of AmeriCorps VISTA members.  They have successfully completed a one year term of service here at The Idaho Foodbank, working with various departments to expand our capability to address food insecurity in Idaho.  The current group of VISTAs focused on senior and child […]

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Harvest Report: Peaches Heading to Tables

The peaches at the LDS Orchard are ripe and ready to head to the tables of Idahoans in need. We are receiving 26 bins filled with these delicious fruit and they’ll head out to our partners all over our state. But that’s not all. The pears to the left are almost ready, too. This will be […]

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Centurylink and Customers Come Through With Donation

Great news, as the results from the 2016 Centurylink Backpack Buddies fund drive are coming in. The Idaho Foodbank has received more than $15k including a generous match from Centurylink! What an incredible success for this fund drive. This total makes The Idaho Foodbank ranked in the top 20 for all 140 nonprofits involved in […]

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Harvest Report: Apricots and Cherries On The Way

Soon, we’ll be getting loads of apricots and cherries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints orchard. This will be a perfect time to distribute these fresh fruits, as the temperature heats up and people are looking for a healthy, sweet treat. What a great, nutritious food to distribute to Idahoans in need. […]

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Regence BlueShield of Idaho Event Shows New Facility Progress

More than 60 people showed up to a special hard-hat tour event in Lewiston, hosted by Regence BlueShield of Idaho. It was a great opportunity to get a glimpse at the spectacular progress on the new facility currently being constructed in Lewiston to serve all of north central Idaho. Karen Vauk, President and CEO of […]

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Children in Your Community are Hungry: A Teacher’s Story

Many in Idaho do not understand the growing need that must be filled. Children in your community are hungry.  Out of 20 students in Ms. Clark’s class, six of them receive food backpacks supplied by The Idaho Foodbank every Friday. (That is nearly 1/3 of the class.) The Backpack Buddy program gives children easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. These young students who rely heavily on free and reduced-price school lunches as the bulk of their food for the week have access to food during the weekend thanks to the program.

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