Each year, thousands of children, families, and senior citizens across Idaho depend on access to free emergency food. The demand for these services remains high throughout Idaho, and the resources of many local nonprofits—which are often volunteer-driven—are stretched to the limit. The Idaho Food Bank Fund gives Idaho taxpayers the opportunity to help these important organizations through a “check-off” donation on their annual taxes. The Fund uses these financial contributions to award grants to local hunger-relief organizations to help them cover vital costs and activities associated with their work.
The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three well-respected statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho and Catholic Charities of Idaho. The donation opportunity first appeared on the 2009 Idaho State Income Tax Form 40, which allowed taxpayers to designate a dollar amount for the Fund
Qualified applicants must be located in Idaho and have 501(c)(3) status, but are not required to have any affiliation with Community Action Partnership of Idaho, Catholic Charities of Idaho or The Idaho Foodbank.
The Idaho Food Bank Fund accepts grant applications between July 1 – July 31 of each year. For more information:
This fund is the result of the passage of House Bill 57-824 IDAHO FOOD BANK FUNDwhich reads:
SECTION 3. That Chapter 8, Title 57, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and designated as Section 57824, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
57-824. IDAHO FOOD BANK FUND. There is hereby created in the state treasury, the Idaho food bank fund. Moneys in the fund shall be appropriated to the Idaho food bank to provide food, information and support services to hungry people throughout this state through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food.