Idaho Foodbank needs donations even after holiday

LEWISTON, ID - Demand for food around the region is increasing and the Idaho Foodbank needs your donations.

Whether it's food or money, Idaho Foodbank local Branch Manger Chuck Whitman said any little bit will help. At this point, food donations, especially shelf stable canned good items are a high priority for the food bank, which supplies enough food for 34-partner agencies.

"People are thinking, they're realizing that a lot of families are struggling," said Whitman. "I would encourage people...just because Thanksgiving is tomorrow, the day after and next week keep giving because we really need a lot of canned goods."

Just 500 turkeys were distributed to the foodbank's partner "feeding sites," this Thanksgiving, which is 75% less than the 2,000 turkey's dispersed last year.