12:33 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Idaho Documentarian Profiles Harvard Students Saving Lives in Uganda

Uganda children enrolled in the Initiative to End Child Malnutrition
Credit Karen Day

Idaho filmmaker Karen Day has a new documentary, featuring college students making a difference in the world. 

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Hunger In Idaho
6:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Idaho Foodbank Classes Help Stretch Food Dollars

Instructor Jessyca Tyler gets ready for her Cooking Matters class.
Samantha Wright Boise State Public Radio

As of January, more than 231,000 people in Idaho were on food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.  The average Idaho recipient receives about $128 per month.  For many, that’s not enough, and they rely on food pantries and family members for help.  The Idaho Foodbank has a program designed to teach nutrition and food budgeting to those on limited incomes.

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4:57 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Mobile Pantry Helps Bridge The Food Gap In Idaho Towns

The Idaho Foodbank's Chico McKinney loads 8,000 pounds of food into the truck headed for Weiser.
Samantha Wright Boise State Public Radio

In Idaho, 17 percent of people don’t have access to enough food for an active, healthy life.  That’s according to the hunger relief charity Feeding America.  The Idaho Foodbank tries to help by partnering with food pantries around the state.  But when there’s no pantry available, residents are left unserved.  That's where the Foodbank's mobile service comes in. 

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Feeding Hungry Kids
12:29 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Summer Food Programs For Boise Kids Under Way

School lunch room in Caldwell
Adam Cotterell Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Food Bank trucks are once again in Boise parks providing lunches for low-income children. Last summer the food bank says it served nearly 60,000 lunches in its Picnic in the Park program. The lunch trucks will be in 20 locations through mid-August.