May is Older Americans Month and this year the focus is around aging in place. A key component of aging in place is addressing the nutrition needs of our seniors.
Together with a network of over 465 food distribution partners, The Idaho Foodbank has a statewide reach with a local touch into all 44 counties in Idaho. In April we were able to come together as a network for in-person and online Partner Conferences, as well as a listening session with an emphasis on the connection and process of moving neighbors from a place of Hunger to Health.
Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers in the Treasure Valley dyed their hair blue earlier this month to promote Stamp Out Hunger! This was to help spread the word about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 14th.
In March, The Idaho Foodbank hosted a Corporate Challenge where 10 local companies participated in a friendly competition to raise food, funds and awareness of The Idaho Foodbank. In total, the companies collected food for more than 244,100 meals and gave 128 volunteer hours.
This month we are highlighting foods with antioxidants to decrease inflammation in the body, which is critical to prevent cognitive decline. Whole grains are packed with antioxidants and fiber to keep you fuller longer.
Scott Howell is The Idaho Foodbank’s Southwest Distribution Manager