Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

New Facility Houses Fresh Produce

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.

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Micron Employees Donate More Than 1,200 Turkeys And Hams

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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Idaho Food Bank Fund grants nearly $89,000 to 34 hunger relief organizations

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 […]

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Harvest Update: Apples Come With Fall

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. […]

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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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