Idaho Foodbank Fund Ready for Next Round of Grants
Process starts July 1
The Idaho Food Bank Fund will accept grant applications between July 1 and July 31. Any Idaho 501(c) (3) organization that provides hunger relief is eligible. This includes grants for emergency food purchases, assistance to expand capacities and funding for hunger-relief services and programs.
Grants will be reviewed in August and September, and applicants advised when the process is complete.
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 Idaho State Income Tax Form 40, which allowed taxpayers to designate a dollar amount for the Fund.
During the Idaho Food Bank Fund’s first year, in 2010, generous taxpayers provided $78,100 to 26 nonprofit recipients. The hunger-relief grants ranged from Post Falls to Wendell and included:
- $5,000 for a snack program at Oasis Worship and Food Center in Caldwell
- $3,200 to the Post Falls Food Bank to help fund fuel and electricity for food collection
- $1,500 for help with food purchases at the Community Kitchen in Idaho Falls.
Applicants are not required to have any connection with Community Action Partnership, Catholic Charities or The Idaho Foodbank.