Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Raising A Million Meals In March

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank has launched its 4th annual Million Meals in March campaign; a statewide effort to raise food, funds and hunger awareness in Idaho. The goal is to raise 1 million meals statewide. Local businesses throughout Idaho compete against each other through battles that include food drives, food bank volunteer shifts, innovative social media posts and creative fundraising pages.

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Fleetwood Mac Rumours Band Benefit Concert

The Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours played a benefit concert for the North Central Branch of The Idaho Foodbank on Saturday, March 7 at the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge. The concert was well attended, and with all proceeds going to The Idaho Foodbank, enough money was raised to provide food for over 90,000 meals.

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Marsing Creates “Hub” Of Community Services

Last month, the Marsing School District opened an innovative community center called “The Hub”. Based in the former and newly refurbished middle school, The Hub is a resource center providing vital services to Marsing students, their families, and the surrounding population. In a community with high rates of poverty, homelessness and migrant households, the intention behind this multipurpose facility is to remove barriers and bring services to people in a location they can easily access.

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Over 350 Volunteers Give Back on MLK Day of Service

On Monday for this year’s MLK Day of Service, The Idaho Foodbank had over 350 volunteers across the state who helped pack food and assemble weekend food bags for our Backpack Program, which helps school-aged students in need. This year marked the 25th Anniversary of the MLK Day of Service and is the only federal […]

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Bowl Teams Compete to Tackle Hunger

Players from the University of Nevada and Ohio University football teams playing in this year’s Famous Potato Bowl competed on Monday to “Tackle Hunger” at Bishop Kelly High School. In less than 90 minutes, the Wolf Pack and Bobcats football team members prepared and boxed over 40,000 meals for The Idaho Foodbank.

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Weiser Mobile Pantry Distributes Roasts to Families in Need

The story of a December mobile food pantry distribution coordinated by The Cornerstone Assembly Church in Weiser. The food was brought in by The Idaho Foodbank and included more than 500 roasts that had been donated by the Idaho Beef Council, Agri Beef and the Idaho Cattle Association.

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Holiday Heroes Help 400 Families in North Central Idaho

The Holiday Heroes food distribution on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds near Lewiston was a big success. Food came from the Holiday Heroes food drive at Rosauers in Lewiston, which was a promotion put on by area radio stations and additional food for this distribution was provided by our North Central Branch’s warehouse.

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Empty Bowls 2019 a Huge Success!

Over 1,200 hardy souls braved chilly temperatures to stand in line, purchase a handcrafted bowl and be served savory soup cooked by 22 Boise based restaurants at The Idaho Foodbank’s 22nd Empty Bowls event on November 29, 2019. The funds raised through this annual post-Thanksgiving day tradition, go right back into the community. This year […]

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