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.
Other options include:
- Using our Food Assistance Locator to find one of our agency partners near you.
- If you have fresh produce from your garden check with Ample Harvest, which also maintains a list of pantries that take fresh produce.
- 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.
- Do you have a wild game donation? Check out Idaho Hunters Feeding the Hungry for more information.
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!
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits canned in juice or extra light syrup
100% fruit and/ or vegetable juices
Tomato products and pasta sauces
Whole grain pasta
Regular or instant brown rice
Whole grain cereals with low sugar
Canola or other cooking oils
Whole wheat or all-purpose flour
Baking powder and baking soda
Dried herbs and spices
Canned or dried beans and peas
Canned meats and fish (low sodium)
Canned meals(soup, stew, chili, etc.)
Peanut or other nut butters
These items must be boxed, canned, or dehydrated so they are shelf-stable
Non-fat or low-fat milk
Milk alternatives (rice, soy, almond)
Personal Care Items
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Soap and Shampoo