The COVID-19 relief bill signed into law in March 2021 is known as The American Rescue Act. This is a $1.9 trillion relief plan that contained several provisions relevant to food banks and many people served by food banks.
The Idaho Foodbank recently hosted two online regional forums designed to educate food pantry coordinators and hunger relief advocates, staff, and volunteers about the connection between food insecurity and social determinants of health.
May is Older Americans Month – a time when we celebrate those who have given so much to our country and communities. It is impossible to measure the value of everything our seniors do. We do want to take this opportunity to highlight food insecurity among seniors.
Idaho Gives, traditionally a one-day event designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits, has been extended to a week-long effort (April 29-May 6) due to the increased need of support for the nonprofit sector. Every $1 you give can provide food for 5 nutritious meals for Idahoans trying to make ends meet.
The Idaho Foodbank and Boise State University (BSU) are working together to develop stronger, more resilient, healthy Idaho communities through student engagement.
“Giving people hope that things can/will get better. Just a few out of the many, many reasons I work at The Idaho Foodbank.”
Exercise has many health benefits and may manage symptoms of stress and anxiety. Get moving this April by adding in small steps, building up to a goal of 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
Food safety is paramount at The Idaho Foodbank. Providing food for nutritious meals and safe food products goes hand in hand with solving hunger.
The Idaho Food Bank Fund is a statewide collaboration administrated by The Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities of Idaho, and Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.
The results for our Million Meals in March Corporate Challenge are in – congratulations to Colliers, Million Meals in March 2021 Champions! Second place is TOK, and the third place goes to KPFF.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! The Idaho Foodbank works with more than 29,000 volunteers a year who donate over 70,000 hours of service; enough to fill 33 full-time positions. We couldn’t do our work without our volunteers and our aim is to celebrate the kids, seniors, families, corporations and organizations who give their time and talents year-round.
The Idaho Foodbank is pleased to announce five new members to its board of directors. These community members bring years of business, nonprofit and philanthropic experience to an esteemed and strategic group helping to solve the challenge of hunger in Idaho.
Donations to help firefighters and people in the Lewiston area who have been displaced due to the wildfires in North Central Idaho can be made to several dependable charity organizations in Lewiston. A news release from the Nez Perce County Officer of Emergency Management asked residents to make donations to local food banks and pantries, or consider a monetary donation to The Idaho Foodbank or the Red Cross.Read More
Think of protein as the body’s building block. It’s a vital part of muscle, tissue, bone, skin, blood, hormones, enzymes and vitamins. There are a variety of protein foods and they each offer different nutrients. Most Americans get enough protein, but not everyone gets all of the benefits of protein foods.Read More
The Grocery Outlet Independence From Hunger Campaign in Lewiston will take place every Friday in July!Read More
I love working with the senior population in our state. It is very rewarding for me to have the opportunity to help them find solutions for their food insecurity at a time in their lives when it may not be easy for them to ask.Read More
Mike Vanderkooi has been a volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank’s Pocatello facility for more than 10 years. Mike also has Multiple Sclerosis. When the pandemic hit, he was unable to attend volunteer sessions and was devastated that he had to stay home. While he did get to practice his diamond dot skills, he missed helping and supporting his community.Read More
On June 24th, the Idaho Business Review hosted the CEO of Influence 2021 Award. This award recognizes top business and nonprofit leaders throughout the state. Congratulations to The Idaho Foodbank’s own Karen Vauk, who was one of the 20 honorees. Honorees were selected for consistently demonstrating strong leadership, integrity, values, commitment to excellence and diversity. Foodbank Board Member Diane Bevan was also recognized.Read More