TIPS TO STAY SOCIAL WHILE STILL DISTANCING Building and nurturing relationships are an essential part of the human condition – a key component in our emotional and physical well-being. Below are some practical tips to get through the holiday season happy and healthy. *Make Self-care A Priority: Get plenty of rest, eat a balanced diet […]
DON’T OVERLOOK LEFTOVERS The following are some clever and creative ways for recycling last night’s holiday buffet into savory breakfast dishes: Turkey and Stuffing Quiche Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268536/loaded-mashed-potato-pancakes/ A Yummy Breakfast Burrito!
STAFF SPOTLIGHT – KAREN VAUK | PRESIDENT AND CEO How long have you worked for The Idaho Foodbank? I have been serving The Idaho Foodbank as its President and CEO for 11 years. How would you describe The Idaho Foodbank to someone who is new to Idaho? The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, nonprofit serving […]
For the 19th consecutive year, The Idaho Foodbank and Micron Technology teamed up to give comfort and food to their fellow Idahoans just in time for the holidays. Micron employees gave 1,684 turkeys and 827 hams, bringing much-needed food to more than 2,500 households.
On November 13, Governor Brad Little moved the state back to Stage 2 in the Idaho Rebounds plan to combat rising numbers in COVID-19 cases and relieve some of the pressure on medical facilities. Listed are links for official information on Stage 2 guidelines and protocol.
In celebration of Idaho Philanthropy Day, the Idaho Nonprofit Center and its partners are recognizing the amazing philanthropic work of nonprofit organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals with the annual Idaho Philanthropy and Brightest Star Awards. The Idaho Philanthropy Day awards encompass the spirit of philanthropy including, time, talent, treasure, and involvement in the community. Virtual […]
How would you describe your job? Our Volunteer Services team runs two to three shifts, five days a week from Tuesday through Saturday. Each shift is comprised of 20 people. This is the maximum amount of people that we can accommodate in order to abide by our strict health and safety protocols; especially during the […]
Watching your salt intake can be a challenge; especially during the holiday season. The American Heart Association recommends that the average person’s intake of sodium should be 2300 mg. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues it is recommended that you consume less than 1500 mg per day. This is tough to […]
Did you know that your oral health in can affect the rest of your body? Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease (periodontitis) could play a role in serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth and pneumonia. That is why The Idaho Foodbank has partnered with […]
Committed to the fight against hunger, Stinker Stores will host their “Stomp Out Hunger” campaign from November 6 – November 16, 2020. Each of the 66 participating stores throughout Idaho will give customers an opportunity to donate at the register during these 10 days in November. This the 11th year for this annual event that […]
Since 1984 the mission of The Idaho Foodbank has been to feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships that strengthen individuals, families and communities. The success and statewide expansion that the organization has experienced these past 36 years would not be possible without the generous giving spirit that is inherent in all […]
The move is almost complete. The Idaho Foodbank’s newest hunger relief facility in Meridian is operating their warehouse and volunteer services. The rush to now stock the shelves will achieve the organization’s ultimate goal to expand capacity across the statewide to distribution nutritious food; just in time for the winter months when the need to […]
I enjoy figuring out solutions to make an employee’s day easier; to create a plan or develop a resource that makes their work more enjoyable. I am constantly exploring ways to engage individuals. Even though the majority of us are working remotely, we still need each other to do the best work possible.Read More
Volunteer Gennese Annen is a regular face at the eastern region foodbank in Pocatello. She says, “I initially chose to volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank because I wanted to give back to the community and help people in need. It makes you realize how small and insignificant your problems are when you see people who are struggling just with the basic needs of hunger and putting food on the table for their families. It’s humbling and inspiring to be a part of changing that in any way.”Read More
Whole grains fuel our bodies, providing us with energy to get us through the day. Regularly consuming whole grains has also been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Be mindful when selecting whole grain foods. Breads, pastas, tortillas and oatmeal are some examples of products that often contain whole grains, but can also contain processed or altered grains.Read More
The USDA has announced the extension of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, also known as the “Farmers to Families” food boxes thru April 2021. SunTerra Produce was selected as the vendor to distribute this product in Idaho. The Idaho Foodbank is currently working through the contract expectations and delivery options, and more details are forthcoming.Read More
When it comes to health, there are so many elements that contribute to our well-being. These conditions are also known as the social determinants of health (SDOH). Healthy People 2030, a framework for a healthier nation, defines SDOH.Read More
We are lucky to have hundreds of volunteers who spend time with us at The Idaho Foodbank. In fact, they log 70,000 volunteer hours a year, which equates to 33 full-time employees. One such special volunteer is Janelle Haag, who has volunteered at the Idaho Foodbank for nine years.Read More