Idaho Food Bank Fund Awards $110,000 in Grants to Idaho Hunger Relief Organizations

The Idaho Food Bank Fund is distributing grants to 34 organizations across the state of Idaho that are working to solve hunger. The total grant distribution this year is $110,000.

Bingham County Senior Citizen's CenterBlackfoot5,000.00Meals on Wheels, Food Pantry
Blackfoot Community CenterBlackfoot4,300.00Concrete ($2,000), Plumbing ($1,500), Sink ($800)
Blaine County Hunger CoalitionBellevue5,000.00Backpack Program
Bonner Community Food Center, Inc.Sandpoint5,000.00Keeping it Fresh
Caldwell Meals on Wheels, Inc.Caldwell1,550.00Cooler Replacement
Caribou County Senior Citizens, Inc.Soda Springs3,000.00Freezer repairs ($1,000) and Meals-on-Wheels Programs ($2,000)
Cascade Food PantryCascade2,900.00Fill the Gaps
Cascade Senior Citizens, Inc.Cascade5,000.00Replace freezers
Community Council of IdahoTwin Falls4,606.47Idaho Food Pantry Storage Upgrades
Community Council of Idaho #2Idaho Falls1,600.00Idaho Food Pantry Storage Upgrades
God's Home of CompassionPocatello1,006.00Upright Freezer
Hagerman Senior and Community CenterHagerman5,000.00Commercial Kitchen Range
Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc.Boise5,000.00Reseal Volunteer Area Floor
Idaho Hunters Feeding the HungryJerome1,800.00Processing of wild game into 1 lb. packages for distribution through local pantries
J/K Good Samaritan FoodbankJuliaetta1,500.00Food for Food Bank
Kamiah Senior Citizens SocietyKamiah5,000.00Senior Meal Site and Home Delivered Meals
Life's KitchenBoise4,000.00Charitable Meal Project Expansion
Nezperce Food PantryNezperce3,002.00Storage Space and Nutrition Project
Oasis Food CenterCaldwell600.00Food Distribution Lugs
Our Lady of Good Counsel St. Vincent de PaulMountain Home5,000.00Upgrade Stovetop
Priest Lake Food BankCoolin5,000.00Vehicle Maintenance/Food Expenses
Priest River MinistriesPriest River2,500.00Freezer ($1,000) and Food Purchase ($1,500)
Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc.Sandpoint2,500.00Nutrition Program Food Purchase
Senior Activity CenterPocatello5,000.00Nutrition Program/Purchase Freezers
Senior Citizens' Community Center, Inc.Idaho Falls1,000.00Prep Table for Nutrition Program
Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, Inc.Pocatello5,000.00Veterans Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels Ovens and Coolers
St. Mary's Food BankBoise1,000.00My Plate Program - Food Purchase
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Food PantryPocatello938.46Roofing Panels and Hand Rail
St. Vincent de Paul, SW Idaho District CouncilBoise2,900.00Stacker, Platform Truck, Truck Ramp
Sweet/Montour Food PantryEmmett1,597.07Electrical Upgrade
The Salvation Army CaldwellCaldwell4,500.00New trailer
Twin Falls Senior CenterTwin Falls5,000.00Meals on Wheels Packing Supplies
Upriver Food BankFernwood700.00$200 Air Conditioner, $500 Food
Washington County Senior CitizensWeiser2,500.00Home Delivered Meals

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 has been on the Idaho State Income Tax Form 40 since 2009 allowing taxpayers to designate a donation to the Fund.

The Fund accepted grant applications from any Idaho nonprofit that provides hunger relief. The Fund supports projects that expand existing food storage or distribution capacities, provide nutrition education, or otherwise increase support services related to hunger relief in Idaho.