Here is how you can help:
Donate directly to The Idaho Foodbank or any of the hundreds of local food pantries, shelters, senior centers and community kitchens across Idaho.
Les Schwab has teamed up with The Idaho Foodbank in an effort to provide turkeys to families in Idaho! Through December 20 Les Schwab locations listed across the state will gladly accept your frozen turkeys.
The Fred Meyer Fund will match the first $20,000 donated and designated for the 2013 Hope for the Holidays campaign. All you have to do is put the word "Hope" in when you make your donation.
Other ways you can continue to help:
7 Cares Day Food Drive - Saturday December 7 - KTVB Studios and The Idaho Center
Join us, The Idaho Foodbank (IFB), and our friends, The Salvation Army and the Boise Rescue Mission, as we take part in KTVB Cares Day, Saturday, December 7th from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Your donations will be accepted live on KTVB at the Idaho Center and at the KTVB studios. Last year generous KTVB viewers and community supporters came out to raise enough money and food to help feed thousands of Idahoans. This event helps us at a time when donations and warm shelter are truly needed. Along with food, toys and warm winter coats are accepted.
Hope for the Holidays Turkey Drive Statewide November-December
Les Schwab has for several years been part of the Foodbank's Hope for the Holidays campaign, serving as a drop-off point for people who want to donate turkeys. Associates take the turkeys and store them in a freezer until the Foodbank can pick them up. This year Les Schwab is going Statewide. The Les Schwab Turkey Drive ends Friday, December 20.
You can also bring turkeys to The Idaho Foodbank Warehouse at 3562 South TK Avenue in Boise.
What’s a virtual food drive?
A Virtual Food Drive is a great alternative or addition to a traditional “physical” food drive. Virtual Food drives are hosted on our website and enable a way for your work, business, organization or neighborhood to host a customized food drive online.
Folks can simply choose a food drive in progress, select the items they would like to donate, check out and their done. Funds raised will automatically calculate into the total of that drive. So if you are into competition, this is a great way to challenge your co-workers, teams, other businesses, or just see how well your organization can do. Get started
At The Idaho Foodbank,Teri Tate McColly is determined to make a difference working through innovative ways to help solve hunger. Teri was recently featured in HERLIFE magazine and you can read the electronic version of the magazine article here.
According to the 2013 Map the Meal Gap study, 17.3 percent of Idaho residents are food insecure, which is the USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Click here for an interactive map of the data and downloadable files.
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The Idaho Foodbank is an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
comprised of a partner network of more than 200 hunger relief agencies
throughout the state of Idaho.