Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

HP Volunteers Win Serve Idaho Award

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 […]

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Working To Keep Communities Healthy

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 […]

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New Donated Truck Helps Reach More Idahoans

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 […]

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Northwest Farm Credit Services and CoBank Help A Fresh Approach

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 […]

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Top 3 Ways To Make Your Resolution Stick

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 […]

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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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