programs-page-800x500

Programs That Make A Difference

In addition to distributing food through our community partner network, The Idaho Foodbank supports various hunger-relief and educational programs that promote healthy families and communities.

Backpack

Backpack

The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack program ensures that students who are chronically hungry have access to adequate food over the weekend by providing them with a backpack full of nutritious, kid-friendly food every Friday during the school year.
School Pantry

School Pantry

School Pantries are a natural extension of the Backpack program .  If children who receive weekend Backpacks are dealing with food insecurity, it makes sense that their siblings are, too.
Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

School’s out for the summer! No more classes, homework, or tests. However, for some students, when school is out, that means no more guaranteed meals.
Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters is a cooking-based nutrition education program which empowers individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals.
Mobile Pantry

Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry Program distributes dry and frozen food to underserved, usually rural, communities. This program helps populations that do not have access to, or have difficulty accessing, food assistance.
Senior Nutrition

Senior Nutrition

Nutritious Food for Your Health and Well-Being  AARP estimates that 52% of our more than 110,000 senior residents rely on Social Security for half of their family income.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Food for a Balanced Diet The USDA purchases a wide selection of products for TEFAP distribution. While the exact products available from year to year may change, the emphasis is always on food choices that promote variety and proper nutrition.