The “Farmers to Families Food Box Program” is part of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This program allows more food to flow quickly into Idaho while aiding farmers and ranchers throughout the country. The Idaho Foodbank is implementing large-scale “Community Distributions” to deliver these boxes into the hands of Idahoans who are struggling with hunger now. These events are coordinated with key partners and target high-need areas across the state.
Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
Starting on July 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Idaho with services aimed at hunger relief can apply for a grant to help support programs and services, food purchase, equipment, or capital purchases that are intended to reduce hunger.
St. Vincent de Paul of Southwest Idaho has partnered with The Idaho Foodbank and other local entities for a drive-thru food distribution event on Thursday in Boise. The event, dubbed the Great Idaho Food Drive, will take place from 3-8 p.m.
Following CDC recommendations, we are now requiring all volunteers to bring and use a cloth mask during their shift as an added layer of caution. We greatly appreciate the donation of masks at any of our facilities or to your local food pantry.
We accept fresh produce at our branches but here are some solutions to help you get your donation to a food pantry near you. A great solution for donating fresh produce from your garden or a community garden is to check with Ample Harvest.