Volunteer Appreciation Month
Volunteers are essential to The Idaho Foodbank and our network of food distribution partners as we work together to end hunger in Idaho. In our last fiscal year, volunteers donated 58,302 hours of their time working at The Idaho Foodbank. This is equivalent to the work of 28 full-time employees! Volunteers are an integral part of our work to help Idahoans who are struggling to make ends meet.
Volunteers at The Idaho Foodbank do a variety of jobs, including re-packing large produce donations into family-size bags, filling food boxes for seniors, assembling bags of food for our Backpack Program, or directly giving food to the people in need at one of our mobile pantries.
Our volunteer program staff at our main facility in Meridian want to recognize their 12 Volunteer Team Leads as part of Volunteer Appreciation Month. They have done everything from picking up extra, and sometimes last-minute, volunteer shifts; running volunteer shifts on their own to allow The Foodbank staff to do other work; and helping with a variety of other unexpected tasks. These 12 volunteers make a huge impact on our work to get food to our neighbors in need and we are so grateful for their support!
You can read about other amazing volunteers in Eastern and North Central Idaho.
If you are interested in volunteering at any of our three locations, please go to idahofoodbank.org/volunteer/ . We also encourage people to call their local food pantry facilities to ask if they need volunteer support. Helping our neighbors in need is a team effort and we appreciate the work of individuals who volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank and with our food distribution partners.
Outstanding Volunteer Appreciation Month volunteers
Genie Engels, Janelle Haag, Alison Haas, Pat Haas, Parker Harger, Cinda Harrington, Sandy Krawczyk, Jennifer Leary, Daniel McNabb, Rick Shipton, John Taye, Claire Veseth.
Jared, Erin, Nathan, Emily, James, and Claire Steadman and Corey Schenk.
North Central Idaho:
Greg and Kersten Eggers