Whether it’s an expansion of programs, new equipment, or ongoing costs, organizations helping solve hunger all over Idaho are often short on funds. The Idaho Food Bank Fund is responding once again, with a plan to distribute $88,800 to hunger-relief organizations, thanks to the generosity of Idaho taxpayers who chose to donate on their tax forms.
Starting on July 1st and running through August 1, 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. In 2015, 35 grants were awarded around the state.
In 2016, the effort is continuing, with a goal of awarding a total of $88,800 in grants to Idaho nonprofit organizations. The grants will be in amounts up to $5,000.
The Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities of Idaho and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho work together to grant and administer the awards; applicants are not required to be associated with these organizations to apply or receive funding.