About The Idaho Foodbank

The Idaho Foodbank was established in 1984 and since that time has distributed millions of pounds of food through its facilities in Lewiston, Meridian and Pocatello. In fiscal year 2020, The Foodbank provided food for more than 18.6 million meals to Idahoans living with food insecurity. The Foodbank distributes food through a network of more than 400 partners including schools, food pantries, senior centers, feeding sites, shelters, mobile pantries and churches. Recognizing the crucial connection between hunger and health, The Idaho Foodbank focuses on providing nutritious food and collaborates with community organizations to promote nutrition education, wellness tools and healthy living. The Foodbank also operates direct-service programs that promote healthy families and communities through good nutrition.

Hunger in Idaho

Hunger in Idaho

MAP THE MEAL GAP 2021 – FOOD INSECURITY IN IDAHO: Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, released its annual Map the Meal Gap Report in May 2021. The report includes an analysis of food insecurity in Idaho in 2019, right bef...
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 fiscal year 2021, 30.9 Million pounds of food were distributed statewide, a 38% increase from the previous year. Over197,000 people served any given month
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.
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.