Press Releases and the latest news from The Idaho Foodbank

Volunteer News and Information Update

Following CDC recommendations, we are now requiring all volunteers to bring and use a cloth mask during their shift as an added layer of caution. We greatly appreciate the donation of masks at any of our facilities or to your local food pantry.

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Boise State Partners With Riverence Provisions to Donate 50,000 Pounds of Frozen Trout

Boise State has partnered with Riverence Provisions of Buhl, Idaho, to distribute 50,000 pounds of frozen, restaurant-quality trout to the local community. The distribution, in partnership with the College of Southern Idaho and the Idaho Foodbank, will take place in Boise State’s West Stadium parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, or while supplies last. 

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Cranksgiving Turkey Drive in Pocatello

PROVIDING HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Since the start of the pandemic, The Idaho Foodbank has been delivering 49% more food its 465 partners. The year has been challenging for so many, but this holiday and every day, we are grateful to the folks helping to put food on their neighbor’s table. During this holiday season […]

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The Idaho Foodbank’s 2020 Annual Report

The Idaho Foodbank’s mission is to feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry. The success and statewide expansion that the organization has experienced in the last 36 years would not be possible without the generous giving spirit that is inherent in all Idahoans. The organization takes that stewardship very seriously with 94% of all donations going to programs that directly serve people in our communities.

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Kudos to Idaho

IDAHO INSPIRATION We are truly humbled and inspired by the generosity of people and organizations from across the state – from kids turning birthdays into meals for those in need and stores helping provide groceries and ways to give, we can’t say thank you enough. Explore the generous gestures that are changing the lives of […]

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Holiday Heroes in Lewiston

ANNUAL LEWISTON TRADITION GIVES COMFORT AND JOY TO NEIGHBORS IN NEED Looking for ways to give back in Lewiston? Holiday Heroes in partnership with Idavend Broadcasting is a one-day food drive at Rosauers in Lewiston on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Lewiston Rosauers shoppers can add to their purchase a donation of one or more bags […]

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Caryn’s Story – From Food Insecurity To Executive

Caryn Waldrop is a mother and proud Stinker Stores executive. In her role as a Retail Territory Manager, supervising ten stores from Boise to Lewiston, you can often find her in the car. That is exactly where we found her; parked outside her Donnelly store. Stinker Stores had just wrapped their 11th annual “Stomp Out […]

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Thank You for Giving!

THANK YOU NOTES A heartfelt thank you to companies that help bring hope to the holidays and beyond: Corwin Ford and Camille Beckman for their combined $100,000 challenge matches, to Albertsons for raising donations at the checkout with its Turkey and Santa Bucks programs, Fred Meyer for their generous Zero Hunger, Zero Waste campaign, CBS2 […]

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Taking Care of Yourself

TIPS TO STAY SOCIAL WHILE STILL DISTANCING Building and nurturing relationships are an essential part of the human condition – a key component in our emotional and physical well-being. Below are some practical tips to get through the holiday season happy and healthy. *Make Self-care A Priority: Get plenty of rest, eat a balanced diet […]

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Holiday Leftovers

DON’T OVERLOOK LEFTOVERS The following are some clever and creative ways for recycling last night’s holiday buffet into savory breakfast dishes:  Turkey and Stuffing Quiche  Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes:  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268536/loaded-mashed-potato-pancakes/ A Yummy Breakfast Burrito! 

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Staff Spotlight – Karen Vauk | President and CEO

STAFF SPOTLIGHT – KAREN VAUK | PRESIDENT AND CEO How long have you worked for The Idaho Foodbank? I have been serving The Idaho Foodbank as its President and CEO for 11 years. How would you describe The Idaho Foodbank to someone who is new to Idaho? The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, nonprofit serving […]

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