Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

SNAP Benefits Will Resume Regular Issuance for March

With the passage of the Congressional Appropriations Budget last week, SNAP is fully funded for the current federal fiscal year. Beginning in March, customers can expect to receive their SNAP benefits on their regular issuance date.

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The Idaho Foodbank Increases Food Distribution 20 Percent Across The State

The government has reopened until at least February 15, 2019, but there are still significant concerns about the shutdown’s lingering effects. Federal workers are waiting for backpay, federal contract employees have lost income, and food stamp (SNAP) recipients are worried. As the state’s largest hunger relief organization and largest distributor of free food assistance, The Idaho Foodbank’s increase in food distribution will provide for an additional 266,000 meals starting this week and extending into early March.

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Girl Scouts and Dairy Farm Families Team Up to Support The Idaho Foodbank

For the fourth consecutive year, Idaho dairy farm families are partnering with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. For every box donated to the Cookies from the Heart program, dairy farmers across Idaho will donate $1, giving customers an opportunity to double the impact of their charitable contribution. A $5 purchase will provide a box of Girl Scout Cookies and help The Idaho Foodbank purchase milk to provide hunger relief across the state.

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Get Help, Give Help – A Food Assistance Guide

Even though the government is opened temporarily, the shutdown will have lasting effects and uncertainty continues. While the government works towards a solution, many hard-working Idahoans are facing situations they never imagined.

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A Wonderful Story About Weippe

Weippe is a small town with big hearts. When its mobile pantry, which operates for two hours on the fourth Tuesday of the month, needed a new partner, it didn’t take long for a group of generous, community-minded supporters to rally.

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Idaho Advocates Applaud Food Assistance Provisions in New Farm Bill

Nine Idaho organizations expressed their support for the food assistance provisions laid out in the newly agreed upon farm bill that passed with overwhelming support from Congress this week.

On Monday night, House and Senate leaders released a farm bill agreement that protects and strengthens food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) for Idaho families.

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Your Generosity Bowls Us Over!

The final tally is in for Empty Bowls 2018 is in! Generous sponsors, donors, volunteers and community members came together over the course of a few hours on Black Friday for the 21st Annual Empty Bowls, and amazing things happened. 1,217 Treasure Valley residents attended. 1,799 hand-crafted bowls were purchased. Read more and view the Empty Bowls slide show.

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