Moxie Java, in collaboration with The Idaho Foodbank, is pleased to announce the release of the seventh-anniversary album in its annual Idaho Ho Ho: Celebrate the Holidays with Idaho’s Best Musicians series. Over the past seven years, over 100 recording artists with Idaho ties have participated in the Idaho Ho Ho recordings, with local musician […]
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.
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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On Thursday, November 3, The Idaho Foodbank cut a ribbon and celebrated its new north central Idaho facility with a ceremony for local business leaders and donors.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
The Idaho Foodbank has just released its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report and Fall 2016 Newsletter. Read Online Download PDF Version
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.
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. […]
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