Fresh Thinking From the Field

The Idaho Foodbank received more fresh produce in the month of January than in any of the previous 12 months. With snow in the mountains and morning temperatures still hovering around freezing, field-fresh vegetables in the Foodbank cooler is something to get excited about. This bounty is the direct result of a regional collaboration that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mike

When Mike first walked into The Idaho Foodbank to volunteer, he walked through the wrong doors. “I laughed it off and went around the building into volunteer services,” he recounts. Fortunately, this hasn’t deterred his continued support of the Foodbank. Coming back and volunteering more than 120 hours last year, Mike is someone The Idaho […]

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Cutting Corners To Get By

Of the 230,000 food-insecure Idahoans, many have to make difficult decisions regarding their health. Sometimes paying for food means skipping medication, and vice versa. These impossible choices are all too familiar for Marty, a food box recipient of The Idaho Foodbank. “I was hurt when I was 56-years-old,” she said. “I became disabled and lost […]

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Sharing Cooking Matters

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matter program is comprised of two separate educational experiences: a 6-week class that combines hands-on cooking and nutrition information and a one day in-store class that covers budgeting, nutrition and food selection. The Idaho Foodbank staff conducts these classes with the assistance of community partners and volunteers.  Recently, the Foodbank launched […]

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Stocking Up On Healthy Choices

The Idaho Foodbank is the state’s largest distributor of free food assistance and it’s currently working on increasing access to more nutritious food. In an effort to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables to children and their families, The Foodbank’s fresh produce pilot will supplement the food already provided through the Backpack and School Pantry […]

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