About the Fund

The Idaho Food Bank Fund

Thousands of children, families, and senior citizens across Idaho depend on access to free emergency food. This food insecurity also causes numerous health problems. For these reasons, The Idaho Food Bank Fund provides financial support to local nonprofits who distribute food or provide nutrition education for people experiencing food insecurity. Grant awards help these organizations—which are often volunteer-driven—cover vital costs and activities associated with their work.

Contributions assist Idaho hunger relief organizations in meeting the increasing demand for emergency food needed by hungry Idaho families, children, and senior citizens. Contributions allow the Idaho Foodbank to provide Idaho community-based nonprofit groups with grants to increase their capacity to provide hunger relief services and/or nutrition education programs in Idaho. The Idaho Food Bank Fund is a statewide collaboration administrated by the Idaho Foodbank and the Catholic Charities of Idaho.


This fund is the result of the passage of House Bill 57-824 IDAHO FOOD BANK FUND. This legislature reads:

SECTION 3. That Chapter 8, Title 57, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and designated as Section 57824, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:

IDAHO FOOD BANK FUND. There is hereby created in the state treasury, the Idaho food bank fund. Moneys in the fund shall be appropriated to the Idaho food bank to provide food, information and support services to hungry people throughout this state through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food.