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Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry Program distributes dry and frozen food to underserved, usually rural, communities. This program helps populations that do not have access to, or have difficulty accessing, food assistance.

In Idaho, many parts of the state are rural and communities may not have a brick and mortar pantry for emergency food distribution. Mobile Pantry enables The Idaho Foodbank to take large quantities of emergency food to hard-to-reach and underserved communities. Our trucks transport the food and then community volunteers help unload and distribute the food to those in need. This system enables people living in these parts of our state to receive the nutritious and wholesome food they need to relieve hunger and stay healthy.

2022 Mobile Pantry Impact Report
  • 556 Mobile Distributions in a Year
  • 25,498 People Served (monthly average)
  • 49 Communities Served
  • 6,514,274 Pounds of Food Distributed
Locate Food

Use our Food Assistance Locator to find Mobile Pantries near you

The majority of Mobile Pantries take place once a month. Use the Locator to find a Mobile Pantry or Food Distribution Partner near you. 

People in this town don’t have many food options. The nearest big grocery store is 50 miles away.

Volunteer, Community Mobile

The Idaho Foodbank 2021 Annual Report

In fiscal year 2021, 30.9 Million pounds of food were distributed statewide, a 38% increase from the previous year. Over 197,000 people served any given month from our facilities in Meridian, Pocatello, and Lewiston, and through our network of over 465 community distribution partners statewide.

2021 Annual Report