The USDA recently announced that SNAP benefits will be funded through February. States are being asked to issue February SNAP benefits early – on or by January 20, 2019.
Mayor David Bieter announces a new community-wide initiative to highlight, protect and promote the Boise community’s core values and to help ensure it remains kind and welcoming.
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.
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, in conjunction with Feeding Children Everywhere, Albertsons and The Idaho Foodbank, will work together to create more than 61,000 meals for Idaho’s local communities.
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.
Happy Day Brands and the Idaho Foodbank were joined by Nampa School District officials and members of the Nampa City Council today as the first donation of the 100,000 servings heading to school pantries around the state filled the cupboards of Snake River Elementary School.
Stinker Stores across Idaho participated in “Stomp out Hunger,” a company-wide campaign created to provide as much help as possible to families in need during the holiday season. The Stinker Stores annual campaign delivered a record-breaking drive for the 7th year in a row.
The Idaho Foodbank Scores $20,000 from “Sacks for Hunger,” an Albertsons and Boise State Broncos Partnership
For each sack the Boise State Broncos defense tallied this 2018 season, Albertsons donated $500 for a total donation up to $20,000 for the 2018 season. Going into Saturday’s game, the Boise State Broncos had accumulated 36 sacks. Just shy of 40 sacks, Albertsons showed its ongoing commitment to support The Idaho Foodbank’s vision of a hunger-free Idaho by donating the full $20,000. The check presentation took place on Saturday, November 24, 2018, during the final home game of the Boise State Broncos 2018 season.
As part of the annual Turkey Bucks campaign, shoppers at Albertsons stores in southern Idaho had the opportunity to add to their purchase totals to donate $1, $5 or $10 to Idaho families in need. On Thursday, November 13, Albertsons came to The Idaho Foodbank with a truck filled with 3,067 full turkey dinners for the families who need them most.
Veterans Day reminds us of our duty to support Americans in uniform who have served our nation. It’s an opportunity to reflect on our veterans’ sacrifices and examine ways we can help them when they return home and re-enter civilian life. As we support them, we can certainly agree that no veteran should go hungry. But, hunger, unfortunately remains a serious concern for veterans in Idaho and across the country.
Happy Day Brands will help fill the bellies and hearts of hungry schoolchildren and their families by donating 100,000 superfood gluten-free oatmeal servings to The Idaho Foodbank’s School Pantry Program. Happy Day Brands is a Boise-based company co-founded by Mark and Jeanette Priddy that sells socially conscious chocolate, tea, coffee, and superfood oatmeal grown from […]
If you’ve ever wondered why cooking matters, look no further than Jerry, a student in The Idaho Foodbank’s Cooking Matters class. From helping with cholesterol levels to losing almost 80 pounds, Jerry has learned a lot about the benefits of cooking. “I thought health nuts were coo coo,” he said. “But I kind of see myself turning into one. I’ve enjoyed the heck out of the program.”
We are looking for volunteers for our Cooking Matters program. Some of the duties may be to teach low-income participants basic healthy eating and food budgeting messages, help to unload groceries, set up classroom and kitchen spaces, assemble take-home grocery bags or assist in class with activities, visual aids, and cooking. Please join us for […]Read More
Picnic in the Park ends on Friday, August 9. We want to thank everyone who participated, volunteered and especially to these twelve Vista Service Associates that made it all happen!Read More
August is Harvest month here at The Idaho Foodbank! We are expecting Beets from Pleasant Valley Farm anytime now.
We have been packing lots of apricots and are expecting a gauntlet of peaches, apples, plums, and pears that should last up until Thanksgiving.Read More
It’s that time of the year where you might have more that popped up in your garden than you really expected, but you don’t want to throw it away. We accept fresh produce at our branches but here are some solutions to help you get your donation to a food pantry near you.Read More
Humana Food Drive Sponsored by:Humana Food Drive Information Humana is partnering with Feeding America to draw awareness to Veteran Food Insecurity. List of Locations Humana Idaho Office 1505 S. Eagle Road, Suite 120 Meridian 83642 Boise Senior Center 690 N Robbins Rd Boise 83702 Warhawk Air Museum 201 Municipal Way Nampa 83687 Multiple Locations Multiple […]Read More
July is Beef Month and Beef Counts! Join us in celebration of Idaho Beef Month and the multi-generational beef ranchers, caring for Idaho lands and producing a delicious, high-quality protein. Many of the events and activities this month will focus on our partnerships with the Idaho Beef Council, Agri Beef, and the Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Associations and their efforts to support hungry Idahoans.Read More