At The Idaho Foodbank North Central branch we may have a small staff but thanks to volunteers you wouldn’t know it! Volunteers work across the organization including a lovely group of women who volunteer their time managing the front desk. They are the first faces a guest sees when walking through the front door to make a donation, volunteer, or to ask for food assistance.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our Million Meals in March campaign and helping us raise the food and funds for a million nutritious meals for Idaho families. We couldn’t do it without your kindness and your support.
Every year for the past 23 years Norma Boyd has written a song for Feeding the 5000 in Pocatello, an annual event that benefits The Idaho Foodbank. This year she’s put together a CD of all of the songs that can be purchased and 100% of the proceeds go to the Idaho Foodbank. The CD sells for $20 and available at various Feeding the 5000 events in Pocatello, which run from February to May.
A special treat for National Nutrition Month! This Cooking Matters recipe video was created by Carly Metcalf. Carly is a Registered Dietitian and is The Idaho Foodbank’s Nutrition Education Specialist.
Avocados are a great source of unsaturated fats that can go great on toast, tacos, and even used as a dip for veggies or chips! In celebration of March being National Nutrition Month we want to highlight some of the awesome things nutrition can offer for you.
Volunteers filling backpacks with food to help get children in need through the weekend to senior boxes to supplement needs for additional nutrition, and everything in between, no good deed goes unnoticed at The Idaho Foodbank. Click to watch the video and read the story our The Wednesday Wonders volunteer group.
The Idaho Foodbank Celebrates National Nutrition Month and kicks off its One Million Meals in March Campaign
In celebration of National Nutrition Month, The Idaho Foodbank has launched a statewide effort to increase the food and funds collected in March and provide hungry Idahoans with food for more than 1,000,000 healthy and nutritious meals.
With the passage of the Congressional Appropriations Budget last week, SNAP is fully funded for the current federal fiscal year. Beginning in March, customers can expect to receive their SNAP benefits on their regular issuance date.
The government has reopened until at least February 15, 2019, but there are still significant concerns about the shutdown’s lingering effects. Federal workers are waiting for backpay, federal contract employees have lost income, and food stamp (SNAP) recipients are worried. As the state’s largest hunger relief organization and largest distributor of free food assistance, The Idaho Foodbank’s increase in food distribution will provide for an additional 266,000 meals starting this week and extending into early March.
For the fourth consecutive year, Idaho dairy farm families are partnering with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. For every box donated to the Cookies from the Heart program, dairy farmers across Idaho will donate $1, giving customers an opportunity to double the impact of their charitable contribution. A $5 purchase will provide a box of Girl Scout Cookies and help The Idaho Foodbank purchase milk to provide hunger relief across the state.
Even though the government shutdown has ended, The Idaho Foodbank still anticipates a need during the next few weeks from federal employees affected by the shutdown. Source: KIVI Pocatello
It’s the virtual groundbreaking of The Idaho Foodbank’s new hunger relief facility in Meridian! If you missed our live event, you can still watch it on our website, or on our Facebook or YouTube page.Read More
The “Farmers to Families Food Box Program” is part of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The Idaho Foodbank is implementing large-scale “Community Distributions” to deliver these boxes into the hands of Idahoans who are struggling with hunger now. These events are coordinated with key partners and target high-need areas across the state.Read More
Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.Read More
Starting on July 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Idaho with services aimed at hunger relief can apply for a grant to help support programs and services, food purchase, equipment, or capital purchases that are intended to reduce hunger.Read More
St. Vincent de Paul of Southwest Idaho has partnered with The Idaho Foodbank and other local entities for a drive-thru food distribution event on Thursday in Boise. The event, dubbed the Great Idaho Food Drive, will take place from 3-8 p.m.Read More
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.Read More