Since 1984 the mission of The Idaho Foodbank has been to feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships that strengthen individuals, families and communities. The success and statewide expansion that the organization has experienced these past 36 years would not be possible without the generous giving spirit that is inherent in all […]
Idaho Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation declaring October Hunger Awareness Month. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force and Idaho Foodbank are recognizing three organizations that have gone above and beyond to serve their communities during the pandemic.
October is Hunger Awareness Month in Idaho. The word hunger is often and casually tossed around in our daily lexicon, but what does it really mean? It is estimated that 1 in 9 individuals and 1 in 8 children were food insecure in Idaho prior to the pandemic. Recent projections, that consider the impact of COVID-19, radically change that ratio to 1 in 6 Idahoans and 1 in 4 children could potentially experience food insecurity.
The Idaho Foodbank held its fourth “Farmers To Families” food box distribution in Mountain Home on September 11, 2020. The “Farmers To Families” food box program is part of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This service allows more food to flow quickly into the Idaho while aiding farmers and ranchers throughout the country. […]
Born in the U.S. and taught to be grateful for opportunity, Lionel feels proud to give back to The Idaho Foodbank and help others. People in his family have been in similar situations to those facing food insecurity, especially now during the pandemic. The North Central team of The Idaho Foodbank out of Lewiston is proud to have Lionel on the team, helping to make a difference in the community.
The Idaho Foodbank has been hosting A Chefs’s Affaire for 22 years to raise money to help feed our hungry neighbors. Every year Treasure Valley area chefs have joined with us to serve up amazing gourmet meals, along with a host and a live auction. This year we went virtual, streaming the event on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom.