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Food Feeds Community Partnerships

Every year, The Idaho Foodbank collects millions of pounds of food that is distributed through our facilities in Boise, Pocatello, and Lewiston to more than 200 community partners across Idaho. Most of the food is donated – but we do purchase food to fill gaps and for certain programs.

We receive food through community food drives, our food rescue program, growing projects, and from special industry partnerships.

Idaho Foodbank Food DrivesCommunity Food and Fund Drives

Scouting for Food and Stamp Out Hunger are among the largest annual food drives that enjoy strong community awareness and support here in Idaho.  While they are national in scope, local businesses and event sponsors are also encouraged to conduct food and fund drives to show support for those in need.

Current and Upcoming Food & Fund Drives

Current and Upcoming Food & Fund Drives

Find food drives in your area.
Food Donations

Food Donations

The Idaho Foodbank takes food donations during business hours Monday - Friday. Please contact us if you have a large donation or you have any questions.
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.
Hold a Food Drive

Hold a Food Drive

Thank you for your interest in coordinating a food drive! The following guidelines answer the most commonly asked questions about holding a food drive. Forms and Guides Collection Barrels are available for free to anyone interested ...
Industry Partners

Industry Partners

Idaho Foodbank Industry Partners In this last fiscal year, the Foodbank distributed more than 16 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 13,450 meals, through our facilities in Boise, Pocatello, and Lewiston to our network of over 200 community partners and via direct-service programs.
Wild Game Food Donations

Wild Game Food Donations

During the hunting season, The Idaho Foodbank gets a number of inquiries about taking wild game meat as food donations. Donations can be accepted, but must be processed according to strict wild game guidelines.

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Sometimes special partnerships yield surprising results. For example, the Foodbank works with the Idaho Department of Correction and volunteer farmers to cultivate acreage located near a prison facility. Contact Lynn Dill for more information at 208-577-2709 or email at ldill@idahofoodbank.org