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About The Idaho Foodbank

The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. From warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, the Foodbank has distributed more than 135 million pounds of food to Idaho families through a network of more than 230 community-based partners. These include rescue missions, church pantries, emergency shelters and community kitchens. The Foodbank also operates direct-service programs that promote healthy families and communities through good nutrition.

Hunger in Idaho

Hunger in Idaho

May 1, 2019 -  An annual study released by Feeding America is showing the continuation of a positive trend in the total number of Idahoans who are food-insecure. The Map the Meal Gap report provides critical information including food insecurity rates for both the state and county level as well as the family budget shortfall for food-insecure Idahoans. Overall, the state’s numbers improved by 0.9 percentage points. Unfortunately, one in eight Idahoans and one in six children is still food insecure.
Mission - Vision - Values

Mission - Vision - Values

The Idaho Foodbank's Mission is to help feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships to develop efficient solutions that strengthen individuals, families and communities.
Annual Report and Financials

Annual Report and Financials

In this last fiscal year, The Idaho Foodbank distributed more than 20.3 million pounds of food. 201,500 families, seniors, and children were served monthly 
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

An all-volunteer Board of Directors provides guidance, direction, and oversight to The Idaho Foodbank.
Employment

Employment

The Idaho Foodbank (IFB) seeks motivated and flexible individuals driven by the needs and goals of a nonprofit organization.
A Fresh Approach Campaign

A Fresh Approach Campaign

The Idaho Foodbank’s A Fresh Approach campaign purpose is to increase our storage and transportation capabilities, which will result in more food reaching more people in more communities statewide.
Foodbanking 101

Foodbanking 101

The Idaho Foodbank,  established in 1984, is an independent nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization with warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello. It is the largest hunger relief organization and the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho.
Food Rescue

Food Rescue

Food Rescue is a partnership with grocers statewide that provides an opportunity for The Idaho Foodbank to quickly distribute nutritious and often perishable food to our neighbors in need, while also preventing unnecessary waste.
History

History

In 1984, Idaho Governor John Evans donated the space and cut the ribbon for The Idaho Foodbank Surplus Warehouse in Boise. It was just the beginning of an effort to work with other local organizations, retailers, food growers, processors and industry to help solve hunger in our state.
Idaho Food Bank Fund

Idaho Food Bank Fund

  The Idaho Food Bank Fund gives Idaho taxpayers the opportunity to help hunger relief organizations through a “check-off” donation on their state tax return.