Our vision is that in a state as abundant as Idaho, hunger will not exist.
Our mission is to put private and public resources into action statewide in order to eliminate hunger and provide food security for all Idahoans.
The purpose of the 2018 Summit on Idaho Hunger and Food Security brought people from various sectors together to collaboratively come up with the Next Steps for Idaho and to develop ways we create abundance for everyone in our beautiful state. The Summit is a gathering of leaders from business, government, agriculture, non-profit agencies, schools, tribal organizations, faith communities, and Idahoans who have experience with hunger. None of us can target the systemic roots of hunger on our own, but combined, we can continue “Nourishing Communities Together.”
In this report we provide an overview of the extent and distribution of food insecurity in 2015 among seniors in the United States, along with trends over the past decade using national and state-level data from the December Supplements to the Current Population Survey.
Check out our Hunger Summit page for information on the 2016 Summit on Idaho Hunger and Food Security where you can find presentation materials in each workshop track! Final Report available now!
“Now those who depend on those benefits can take a deep breath. House and Senate leaders agreed on a Farm Bill this week that protects and strengthens programs like SNAP.”
We are excited to have Carolann join the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force family!
The St. Luke's Community Health Improvement Fund is providing a grant to the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force to support the Food Is Medicine initiative.
Under Washington State House Bill 1508, Washington State schools that serve a significant number of low-income students will offer a Breakfast After the Bell program. These are to be put in place by the start of the 2019–20 school year and be available in schools where at least 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
"...when we talk disdainfully about poor people buying lobster and steak, or nice phones, or new clothes. We are saying, you are not sorry and ashamed enough. You do not hate your poor existence enough. Because when you are poor, you are supposed to take the help that is never enough and stretch it so you have just enough misery to get by. Because when you are poor you are supposed to eat ramen every day and you are supposed to know that every bite of that nutrition-less soup is your punishment for bad life decisions. Your kids are supposed to be mocked at school for their outdated clothes — how else will they know to not end up like you when they grow up?" - Ijeoma Oluo
"...academics and policymakers have judged food stamps as one of the nation's most effective antipoverty programs..." - Aimee Picchi
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