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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.

2023 Mobile Pantry Impact Report
  • 609 Mobile Distributions in a Year
  • 19,873 People Served (monthly average)
  • 68 Communities Served
  • 5,010,748 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 2023 Annual Report

In fiscal year 2023, food for 23.8 million meals distributed statewide with 86% of all food being nutritious. Over 212,922 people served any given month from our facilities in Meridian, Pocatello, and Lewiston, and through our network of over 440 community distribution partners statewide.

2023 Annual Report