Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Tantalize Your Tastebuds While Cutting Down on Sodium

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 […]

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It’s Not Just About Cavities

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 […]

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Stinker Stores Stomp Out Hunger 2020

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 […]

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Idahohoans Helping Idahoahans

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 […]

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A Fresh Approach Update

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 […]

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Hope for the Holidays News

Food brings people together. Gathering around the table with loved ones may look different this year, but it will be just as meaningful. To help facilitate these precious moments, The Idaho Foodbank kicked off its annual “Hope for the Holidays” campaign this month. Activities may adhere to the new normal of social distancing, but the […]

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October is Hunger Awareness Month in Idaho

October is Hunger Awareness Month in Idaho. The word hunger is often and casually tossed around in our daily lexicon, but what does it really mean? It is estimated that 1 in 9 individuals and 1 in 8 children were food insecure in Idaho prior to the pandemic. Recent projections, that consider the impact of COVID-19, radically change that ratio to 1 in 6 Idahoans and 1 in 4 children could potentially experience food insecurity.

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Mountain Home Community Distribution Offers More Than Food

The Idaho Foodbank held its fourth “Farmers To Families” food box distribution in Mountain Home on September 11, 2020. The “Farmers To Families” food box program is part of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This service allows more food to flow quickly into the Idaho while aiding farmers and ranchers throughout the country. […]

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A Chefs’ Affaire 2020 Goes Virtual

The Idaho Foodbank has been hosting A Chefs’s Affaire for 22 years to raise money to help feed our hungry neighbors. Every year Treasure Valley area chefs have joined with us to serve up amazing gourmet meals, along with a host and a live auction. This year we went virtual, streaming the event on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom.

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A Back to School Telethon Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our first-time Back to School Telethon fundraising event a success! The vast variety of people who contributed their time, talent, and treasure to support Idaho children was incredible. Staff, MCs and talented entertainers from across the across the state (and nation) volunteered to provide entertainment and encouraged others to give back as well.

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