Idaho Food Bank Fund Grant Recipients Announced

Thirty-five nonprofit organizations receive $108,229 total to support projects and services

October 24, 2018 – Thanks to the generosity of Idaho taxpayers who chose to donate to the Idaho Food Bank Fund, the fund is distributing grants to 35 organizations working to solve hunger in Idaho. The grants total $108,229, enabling recipients to further their missions in hunger relief.

The 35 organizations selected to receive a grant this year cover a broad range of charitable focuses as well as a diverse mix of Idaho residents they support all over the state. Examples include Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV & AIDs in Boise ($4,000 for its choice food pantry), Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women ($2,500 for Feeding Families in Crisis Program), Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen ($5,000 to replace aging refrigerators), and Twin Falls Senior Center ($5,000 for Meals on Wheels packaging supplies).

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.

The generous donations from Idaho’s taxpayers allowed the Fund’s Executive Committee to distribute $108,229 this year. In recent years The Fund distributed $110,000 in 2017, $88,000 in 2016, $90,000 in 2015, and $110,496 in 2014. Since its inception, the fund has distributed more than $888,500 in 288 grants.

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.

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

Idaho Food Bank Fund Awards $108,229 in Grants to Idaho Hunger Relief Organizations

The Idaho Food Bank Fund is distributing grants to 35 organizations across the state of Idaho that are working to solve hunger. The total grant distribution this year was $108,229.

2018 Idaho Food Bank Fund Grants

OrganizationAmount AwardedProject TitleCity
Aid For Friends Inc.$1450Client Services/FoodPocatello
Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV & Aids$4000Choice Food PantryBoise
Bear Lake Senior Center$3632.49Utilizing the Food BankMontpelier
Bonner Community Food Bank$5000Access to Food - TransportationSandpoint
Caribou County Senior Citizens, Inc.$2000Food PurchaseSoda Springs
Corpus Christi House$5000Hospitality MealsBoise
Good Samaritan Home$2500RefrigeratorBoise
Holy Spirit Council of St. Vincent de Paul Pocatello$2000Food PurchasePocatello
Horseshoe Bend Community Pantry, Inc.$2805Facility ImprovementsHorseshoe Bend
Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen$5000Replace Aging RefrigeratorsIdaho Falls
Juliaetta Community Church$1500Food PurchaseJuliaetta
Kaleidoscope Community Services, Inc.$41492nd Street Commons KitchenHayden
Kamiah Senior Citizens Society$5000VSMS & Home Delivered MealsKamiah
Open Hearts Food Pantry$2696Open Hearts Food PantryRupert
Parma Senior Center$5000New 3-Door RefrigeratorParma
Payette River Vineyard Food Pantry $3987Refrigerated Merchandiser Sweet
Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women$2500Feeding Families in CrisisPriest River
Real Life Ministries Silver Valley$2600Purchase of Proteins and ProducePinehurst
Rigby Senior Center$1000Van MaintenanceRigby
Rimrock Community Food Pantry$1000Food PurchaseGrand View
Rock Creek Food Pantry$1000Food PurchaseKimberly
Saint Jerome Community Kitchen / Martha & Mary’s Food Pantry$4120$2,100 for Nutrition Education Crockpots, $2,020 for OperationsJerome
Salmon River Senior Citizens, Inc.$500Food PurchaseRiggins
Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc.$5000Still Hungry in North Idaho!Sandpoint
St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry$2050Construction of Cooler and Building to House ItCaldwell
St. Mary's Food Bank$2425AF-49 Arctic Air FreezerBoise
St. Vincent de Paul Overland Food Pantry$2500Commercial RefrigeratorBoise
Star Outreach$1500Shelving System for Foodbank and New RefrigeratorStar
The Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc.$5000Forklift BatteryBoise
The Post Falls Food Bank$5000Grocery Rescue ProgramPost Falls
The Salvation Army, Nampa$5000Community Family Shelter Freezer & RefrigeratorNampa
Twin Falls Senior Center$5000Meals on Wheels Packaging SuppliesTwin Falls
Upriver Community United Food Bank$2100Food, Shelves,Tables, TotesFernwood
Valley Christian Center$1714.49RefrigeratorLewiston
WEMA Emergency Food Pantry$2500Commercial CoolerTwin Falls