Katie Barnhill coordinates the Cooking Matters and serves as resource support and liaison for the approximately 65 partners in the South Central region of Idaho. These partners include schools, food pantries, senior centers, feeding sites, shelters and mobile pantries.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Vonda Pattee celebrated her 25th anniversary with The Idaho Foodbank this year. We appreciate her service, commitment, and integrity.Read More
Founded in 2011, the Palouse-Clearwater Hunger Coalition is doing innovative work to connect local growers with others in the community. Their mission is to increase the production, distribution, and consumption of locally grown food and agriculture products.Read More
June is National Dairy Month. Dairy has important nutrients that are easy for the body to absorb. Calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorous help to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. This is especially important for older adults and can help lower the risk of osteoporosis.Read More
A special congratulations to The Traveling Table, serving Canyon County and beyond, for their recent new vehicle purchase. With the use of some money from The Foodbank COVID Relief Grant, as well as other support from the community, they were able to purchase a bigger refrigerated truck.Read More
Reed’s Dairy is among our supporters and is celebrating Dairy Month by giving back. They will be donating a portion of all proceeds on June 23rd to The Idaho Foodbank. You can support the event at their Idaho Falls, Boise, Ammon, and Meridian locations.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank was able to award COVID Relief Grants to our partners this spring to further strengthen the overall hunger relief network of Idaho and impact local communities. $260,500 was distributed to 167 of our partner organizations that applied.Read More