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.
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.
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 […]
Corwin Ford of Nampa and Camille Beckman have offered to match all donations to The Idaho Foodbank until December 31 up to $90,000. For every $10 donated, it can now provide twice as much food for up to 100 meals.
Albertsons is a critical part of the hunger relief team year-round but we can’t say thank you enough for this donation at last night’s BSU Bronco game of $20,000! All season Albertsons pledged $500 (that will provide food for up to 2500 meals!) per BSU sack – and then they decided to throw in a little bit more to help as much as possible!
Governor Brad Little presented The Idaho Foodbank with an official proclamation honoring the nonprofit’s 35 years of dedicated service to Idaho on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
On November 29, the Friday after Thanksgiving, The Idaho Foodbank will be hosting its annual Empty Bowls event in downtown Boise on the Grove Plaza Throughout the year, we collect handcrafted and hand-painted bowls from professional and amateur artisans, students and studios. The event offers the opportunity to select a unique bowl from thousands and […]
‘During the month of September, The Idaho Foodbank ran a first time back to school campaign with a goal of raising funds and awareness across the entire state of Idaho for the Backpack and School Pantry programs. All month Idahoans were encouraged to “Feed Kids and Fuel Learning” by making online donations or by participating […]
We celebrated the 21st year of A Chefs’ Affaire on Thursday night in style, and all the way around it was a huge success. We want to thank all the sponsors, donors, attendees, presenters, and volunteers and our amazing Chefs and our sponsors who make this event so spectacular.
Alliance Title & Escrow Corp is hosting their 8th annual ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ companywide food drive. Alliance Title branches throughout Idaho and parts of Montana and Washington will be collecting food and funds to benefit their chosen local food banks through the entire month of October. The company will also donate a portion of their October revenue to further support their food bank partners.
In September Chobani for partnered with the Idaho Foodbank to provide 400 backpacks to children in seven elementary schools in the Twin Falls School District. Chobani donated the food, packaged and delivered the backpacks to the schools through The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program. Chobani’s donation of food, gift cards, and coupons represent a $35,000 donation […]
School is back in session and most college students are settled in and well into their routine with classes, but for some, there’s not always certainty about where they will get their next meal. Collin Peterson with the Bean of Students at Boise State says about one in three students have expressed that they have gone hungry or have struggled with having enough food in the past thirty days.
Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.Read More
Starting on July 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Idaho with services aimed at hunger relief can apply for a grant to help support programs and services, food purchase, equipment, or capital purchases that are intended to reduce hunger.Read More
St. Vincent de Paul of Southwest Idaho has partnered with The Idaho Foodbank and other local entities for a drive-thru food distribution event on Thursday in Boise. The event, dubbed the Great Idaho Food Drive, will take place from 3-8 p.m.Read More
Following CDC recommendations, we are now requiring all volunteers to bring and use a cloth mask during their shift as an added layer of caution. We greatly appreciate the donation of masks at any of our facilities or to your local food pantry.Read More
We accept fresh produce at our branches but here are some solutions to help you get your donation to a food pantry near you. A great solution for donating fresh produce from your garden or a community garden is to check with Ample Harvest.Read More
Hundreds of Idahoans lined up in their cars Thursday afternoon at Nampa’s Ford Idaho Center for free boxes of farm-fresh food courtesy of the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. A total of 3,000 boxes (1500 Produce + 1500 Combo of Produce, Dairy & Protein) were distributed.Read More