A Roundup of Exciting News from Local Organizations

Harvest Season & Nutritious Donations in Idaho

During harvest season, The Idaho Foodbank emphasizes the importance of fresh produce for a healthy life and acknowledges the generosity of local growers. In FY 2023, 39% of their provided food consisted of fruits and vegetables. Nutritious food is central to their mission, with 34% of donations coming from Idaho growers, manufacturers, and distributors. The partnership with Global Gardens aids timely distribution of excess produce to those in need. In the same year, 86% of the food they distributed was nutritious. The agricultural community's generosity, including donors like Berry Ranch, plays a vital role in their Hunger to Health Strategy, benefiting Idahoans in need.

Idaho Senior Lifestyle Expo

In a state where over 50% of the population is 45 or older, the Idaho Senior Lifestyle Expo stands as a beacon of inspiration. Tailored to Baby Boomers and Seniors, this event isn't just an expo; it's a celebration of life's next exciting chapter. On October 7, 2023, Expo Idaho in Boise will come alive from 9 AM to 3 PM with a world of possibilities. From travel and wellness to entertainment and senior resources, the expo has it all. It's an opportunity to learn, engage, and connect. For more details, visit and prepare to embark on a journey of active engagement and inspiration.

A Spooky Spectacle for All Ages

Put a big circle on your calendar for October 26, 2023, because Downtown Meridian is set to transform into a vibrant costume carnival that's not to be missed. With 80+ businesses joining in the fun, kids can look forward to a treat-filled extravaganza like no other. This year, there's a fresh twist—a game area for those who want a breather from the costume parade. Happening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway), the event promises an unforgettable evening of spooktacular excitement. If you're feeling generous, consider contributing cash or canned goods for the at their booth or donation barrels. Don't miss this fantastic Halloween celebration that brings the whole community together. Learn more at

NEWS RELEASE AND STORY IDEAS: We’re always interested to hear about new business openings, upcoming events, local news items, and community members contributing in new and exciting ways. Email: EDITORIAL@MERIDIANCITYLIFESTYLE.COM | @MERIDIAN.LIFESTYLE

Photo: The Rock and Armor Foundation, alongside Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Support Group's 2nd Annual Shades of Pink 5K Race and Fun Run on October 7. Proceeds aid Shades of Pink's breast cancer support efforts.

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