Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Idaho Advocates Applaud Food Assistance Provisions in New Farm Bill

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.

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Your Generosity Bowls Us Over!

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.

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Stinker Stores Stomp Out Hunger Breaks Records

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.

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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.

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No Veteran Should Go Hungry

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.

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Happy Day Brands Brightens Lives of Idaho Families with Donation of 100,000 Meals

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 […]

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Losing Weight – Gaining Confidence: Meet Jerry

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.”

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