The Idaho Foodbank is hiring to fill 15 VISTA Meal Service Summer Associate positions for the 2017 Picnic in the Park summer lunch program. Positions include: team leads, site supervisors, site assistants, drivers, driver’s assistants, and warehouse inventory control and will be assigned at the time of hire. Assist with operations of The Idaho Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park summer lunch program by overseeing the safe handling, transport, and service of meals to eligible children and assigned locations.Read More
Meals Served from June to August
Summer Feeding Locations in the Boise-Metro area
Summer Feeding Days
Children Served over Summer
The Idaho Foodbank is a sponsor of USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that provides free summer meals to children ages 1-18. For children from families who are at or below poverty, the summer lunch program fills an important nutrition gap when school meals are not available. From June to August, five days a week, children in low-income neighborhoods enjoy a nourishing lunch and educational or physical activity at a convenient location such as a community park or their housing complex.
Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation
School’s out for the summer! No more classes, homework, or tests. However, for some students, when school is out, that means no more guaranteed meals.
When school is out for summer vacation, many children lose access to free and reduced meals they rely on during the school year. The Idaho Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park Program fills this nutritional gap for the summer.
The Idaho Foodbank partners with Literacy in the Park, Mobile Rec, and volunteers from the community to engage with the program participants to teach them the importance of a healthy meal, physical activity, and education.
2017 Locations and Activities