Giving Back Through Basketball

Boise State basketball player David Wacker is no stranger to hunger. “I went to a public high school right in the north east side of San Antonio and we had people from all different walks of life and different economic and social backgrounds,” said Wacker. “It was really good for me socially to interact with them. […]

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Not Ashamed To Ask For Help

When Casey, his wife and son showed up to a recent Foodbank mobile pantry in Boise, he wasn’t shy about sharing his story. For him, there was no shame to being in need. He has moved beyond pride and is focused on providing for his young son, a student at the school where the mobile pantry […]

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Educating Hungry Kids: You Can’t Think If You Can’t Eat

Teaching elementary school students effectively is an effort that extends far beyond what happens in the classroom. This is a lesson learned by Susan, a teacher at Whittier Elementary School in Boise, in the time since she began teaching 18 years ago. From family dynamic to parental involvement, there are myriad elements which play a role […]

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Giving Back: Lucas Finds an Impact

Lucas McDermott is a fellow with The Mission Continues, an organization that empowers veterans to find new purpose through community impact, redeploying them on new missions in their communities so their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

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Children in Your Community are Hungry: A Teacher’s Story

Many in Idaho do not understand the growing need that must be filled. Children in your community are hungry.  Out of 20 students in Ms. Clark’s class, six of them receive food backpacks supplied by The Idaho Foodbank every Friday. (That is nearly 1/3 of the class.) The Backpack Buddy program gives children easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. These young students who rely heavily on free and reduced-price school lunches as the bulk of their food for the week have access to food during the weekend thanks to the program.

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