Food Drive

MERIDIAN - Last Saturday’s University of Idaho (U of I) and Idaho State University (ISU) football game was about more than football. It also marked the culmination of the week-long “University Food Fight” where the two schools competed to raise food and funding to help Idahoans facing food insecurity.

Food donations went to the schools’ food pantries and monetary donations went to The Idaho Foodbank. For every $1, The Idaho Foodbank can provide food for up to 4 meals.

Counting both dollars and food donations, the University of Idaho were declared winners this year’s Food Fight. U of I raised $2,429 and donated 1,441 pounds of food! In total, the donations from U of I and ISU provided enough food for 16,632 meals for Idahoans struggling with food insecurity.

“We appreciate the support of both the University of Idaho and the Idaho State University communities,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “This fun and friendly competition ultimately benefits Idahoans who are in need of food assistance.”

If you or someone you know needs food assistance, please go to The Idaho Foodbank’s Food Assistance Locator: https://idahofoodbank.org/getfood/.