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Food Donations

The Idaho Foodbank Warehouse

Donate Food

The Idaho Foodbank takes food donations during business hours Monday – Friday. Please contact us if you have any questions or need to arrange a large donation.

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More Ways to Donate Food

Find an Agency Partner

Use our Food Assistance Locator to find one of our agency partners near you.

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Fresh Produce Pantries

If you have fresh produce from your garden check with Ample Harvest, which also maintains a list of pantries that take fresh produce.

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Donate to a Current Food Drive

See if there are any current public food drives in your area that are going on right now. There tend to be more public food drives during the fall and holiday season.

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Wild Game Food Donations

During the hunting season, The Idaho Foodbank gets a number of inquiries about taking wild game meat as food donations.

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Most Needed Items

The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults and children regularly consume foods that are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals while low in calories, salt, fat and sugar. For optimal health, everyone should aim for a diet comprised of 50% fruits and vegetables. Consider making a food donation that resembles USDA’s MyPlate. You can help to not just feed but nourish Idaho’s hungry!

What Can I Give?

Fruits and Vegetables

Regular canned and pop top cans can be accepted. Canned vegetables, fruits in canned juice or extra light syrup, 100% fruit and/or vegetable juices, tomato products and pasta sauces.


Canned or dried beans and peas, Unsalted nuts, Canned meats and fish (low sodium), Canned meals(soup, stew, chili, etc.), Peanut or other nut butters


Whole grain pasta, Regular or instant brown rice, Plain oats/oatmeal, Whole grain cereals with low sugar


These items must be boxed, canned, or dehydrated so they are shelf-stable; Non-fat or low-fat milk, Milk alternatives (rice, soy, almond)

Pantry Staples

Canola or other cooking oils, Whole wheat or all-purpose flour, Baking powder and baking soda, Dried herbs and spices, Sugar

Personal Care Items

Toilet paper, Diapers, Toothpaste and toothbrushes, Soap and Shampoo, Deodorant