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.

How it works

Contributions assist Idaho hunger relief organizations in meeting the increasing demand for emergency food needed by hungry Idaho families, children, and senior citizens. Contributions allow the Idaho Foodbank to provide Idaho community-based nonprofit groups with grants to increase their capacity to provide hunger relief services and/or nutrition education programs in Idaho. The Idaho Food Bank Fund is a statewide collaboration administrated by the Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities of Idaho, and Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.

The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho and Catholic Charities of Idaho. The donation checkbox first appeared in 2009 on the Idaho State Income Tax Form 40, which allows taxpayers to designate a dollar amount donation for the Fund. The Fund uses these financial contributions to award grants to local hunger-relief organizations to help them improve infrastructure and other costs associated with their efforts.

The non-profit organizations that can apply for award grants 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 or to apply for a grant, visit The Idaho Food Bank Fund Website

House Bill 57-824 IDAHO FOOD BANK FUND

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.