One of our brightest stars is also being recognized as one of Idaho’s brightest stars. HP was given the 2017 Idaho’s Brightest Star Business Award by Lt. Governor Brad Little on January 18, 2017. This award recognizes volunteers for their outstanding acts of service and volunteerism. Honorees are nominated by fellow Idahoans in the following […]
At The Idaho Foodbank, we’re not just focused on filling plates; we want to make sure people who are in need are able to end their time of hunger with their health and their dignity. To accomplish this, we’re working together with medical professionals to create special events beyond the “mobile pantry”. These events include […]
On a day when hundreds of volunteers all over Idaho will work in their communities for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, The Idaho Foodbank announced a gift from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, which granted $100,000 to the Foodbank, helping provide the food for 400,000 meals. The announcement comes at […]
The Idaho Trucking Association and Truckers Delivering Hope are continuing to help The Idaho Foodbank reach as many Idahoans as possible in 2017. As The Idaho Foodbank distributes more fresh and nutritious food than ever before, the strains on the current fleet of trucks adds up. That’s why the ITA and some of its members […]
On one of the final days of 2016, our friends at Northwest Farm Credit Services and CoBank showed up with a generous gift to help finish the year. For that, we want to issue a special thank you to the companies for their generous support! Northwest Farm Credit Services donated $25,000 in the surprise gift, with […]
In January, thousands of people across the United States and Idaho celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national day of service, setting up service projects and volunteering at local non-profits.
At the start of the year, many of us re-evaluate our lives and try to find ways to make ourselves better in the new year. Our dietitian on staff, Alexa, has prepared some tips on how you can make smarter changes and resolutions in 2017 and make them stick. #1: Instead of resolutions, try daily actions […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the latest Map the Meal Gap report, it is estimated that 1 in 8 Idaho children may experience food insecurity this year. Food insecurity is more than having basic human needs go unmet – it has profound implications for education, health and quality of life. Most of us can understand the fear and stress that accompanies hunger, but there are unique challenges when a child is experiencing hunger.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank’s annual fundraiser, A Chef’s Affaire, is happening on September 16th. Thank you to our generous sponsors and the chefs in Pocatello, Lewiston, and the Treasure Valley for donating their time to create meals that ticketholders can enjoy while watching the online program. Tickets are still available for a short time.Read More
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) recently honored The Idaho Foodbank with the inaugural Community Partnership Award for its effort to help those with food insecurity in the Treasure Valley.Read More
We are in the middle of harvest season and our warehouse features a good variety of local produce. From the orchard in Caldwell, the pears are full and plentiful. Plums are also abundant. This season, we are starting to receive early onions from harvests that will continue for the coming months. We also have peaches that will be on their way to The Idaho Foodbank. Thank you to Idaho’s hard-working farmers for their generous donations.Read More
Troy Food Bank, nestled in the hills in North Central Idaho, enjoys a picturesque landscape with beautiful small-town charm. June Miner and Leitha Witt are working to change the food landscape for community members. The pantry, located in the 100-year-old Seventh Day Adventist Church, is small but mighty.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank facility in Pocatello recently hosted their first Family Day of Volunteering. This was an opportunity for families with children as young as four years old to volunteer at the warehouse.Read More