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TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (KMVT-TV) – Magic Valley Recipients

Four groups in the Magic Valley benefit from Food Bank grant

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (KMVT-TV)

The Idaho food bank fund just gave out its grants for the year. Four groups in the Magic Valley were recipients. The St. Jerome’s food pantry and Salvation Army are two of the groups who received grants from the Idaho food bank. The money will be used for needed items other than food. The Salvation Army will put the money in their delivery truck. Nickie Krosese the business manager for Salvation Army said, “We couldn’t live without this truck.” It’s used to pickup and deliver food around the area. The lack of a lift at the back slows down the process. Krosese said, “That time could be used actually getting it out to people, so we’re trying to cut that time period so that we have a better opportunity to get the food out to the people who really need it.”

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Idaho Food Bank Fund Grant Recipients Announced

25 anti-hunger groups to get funds

The Idaho Food Bank Fund is pleased to announce it will distribute almost $91,000 among its second-year grant recipients. (See below listing.).

The 25 nonprofit recipients ranged from Coeur d’Alene to Salmon and Boise to Shelley, with grants that include bulk meat purchase in Coeur d’Alene, a walk-in freezer in Jerome, additional freezer storage space in Salmon and food purchases statewide.

The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three well-respected statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho and Catholic Charities of Idaho. The donation opportunity was on the 2010 Idaho State Income Tax Form 40, which allowed taxpayers to designate a dollar amount for the Fund.

The Fund accepted grant applications between July 1 and July 31 from any Idaho nonprofit that provided hunger relief. The grant funds were targeted at projects that would expand existing food storage or distribution capacities or otherwise increase support services related to hunger relief in Idaho.

Taxpayers’ generosity allowed the Fund’s Executive Committee to distribute $90,978.04, up from $78,100 last year. The stated purpose of the Fund allows food providers to request funding for emergency food purchases, assistance to expand capacities and funding for hunger relief services and programs.

With the demand for emergency food at The Idaho Foodbank up 93% in the past four years, the resources of food providers large and small are stretched badly. In some cases, people are being turned away. The Idaho Food Bank Fund’s goal is to provide critically needed financial assistance and to provide immediate help to the nonprofits that our hungry Idaho neighbors.

Qualified applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations but are not required to have any connection with Community Action Partnership of Idaho, Catholic Charities of Idaho or The Idaho Foodbank.

For more information about the grants email grants@idahofoodbank.org. To learn more about the fund and view the public service announcement please visit our home page.

Applicant Organization Amount Awarded Project Title City
Blaine County Hunger Coalition 5,000.00 mobile food bank Bellevue
St. Mary’s Food Bank 5,000.00 additional refrigeration and freezer capacity Boise
Twin Falls Senior Citizen’s Federation, Inc. 5,000.00 replacement of two convection ovens Twin Falls
Bingham County Senior Citizen Center, Inc. 5,000.00 Meals on Wheels Blackfoot
St. Pius X Outreach 5,000.00 bulk purchase meat quarterly as sales permit Coeur d’Alene
Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise 5,000.00 walk in freezer Jerome
Valley Crisis Center 5,000.00 Wellness Program Nampa
Western Idaho Community Action Partnership, Inc. 5,000.00 Share the Harvest Community Garden Payette
EICAP/The Haven Shelter 5,000.00 food for families entering The Haven Shelter Idaho Falls
Whitney United Methodist Church 4,900.00 Peter’s Pantry/Community Dinner/Saturday Lunch;     all three are under Food Ministry Boise
Salmon Assembly of God 4,798.00 freezer storage addition Salmon
Sweet/Montour Food Pantry 4,016.04 Refrigerator Update/Ola Snack Program/POPP Program Sweet
The Salvation Army – Twin Falls 3,916.00 lift gate & jack Twin Falls
Hope for the Hungry Community Food Pantry 3,700.00 Hope for the Hungry Shoshone
Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho 3,000.00 Emergency food for Victims of Violence Pocatello
St. John’s Food Bank 3,000.00 laptop computer, food funds and delivery costs Boise
North Bingham County Community Foodbank 2,900.00 food purchases and GAP van expenses Shelley
St. Vincent de Paul of Caldwell, Inc. 2,888.00 St. Clare’s Food Pantry Caldwell
Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS 2,500.00 Food Pantry Opening and Expansion Boise
Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers 2,360.00 material and food funding 2011-2012 Boise
Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency 2,000.00 SEICAA Food Program Pocatello
Treasure Valley Full Gospel Fellowship 2,000.00 Heaven’s Manna food bank Boise
The Salvation Army – Boise 1,500.00 Food Pantry Refrigerator Purchase Boise
The Salvation Army – Nampa 1,500.00 Food Pantry – Meat Assistance Nampa
St. Vincent de Paul, Mountain Home 1,000.00 St. Vincent de Paul Mountain Home
 
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