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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

2018 Nonprofit Grants Application Period Starts July 1

Starting on July 1, 2018, through July 31, 2018, 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 2017, 34 grants were awarded around the state.

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

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.

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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.

OrganizationCityAmountProject
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
Total$110,000.00

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.

Idaho Food Bank Fund grants nearly $89,000 to 34 hunger relief organizations

The Idaho Food Bank Fund is distributing grants to 34 organizations working to solve hunger in Idaho and in your region. The grants total $88,800 in 2016, enabling recipients to further their missions in hunger relief.

Organizations from all over the state were among the 34 organizations selected to receive a grant this year, from the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries (receiving $4,937 for food programs for Low-Income and homeless Individuals and families) to the West Bonner County Food Bank in Priest River (receiving $4,000 to help add storage space), all the way to the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (receiving $3,500 for a kitchen upgrade).

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.

The generous donations from Idaho’s taxpayers allowed the Fund’s Executive Committee to distribute $88,800 this year. In recent years the funds distributed were $90,000 in 2015 and $110,496 in 2014.

Qualified 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.

For more information about the grants email: grants@idahofoodbankfund.org

2015 Grant Recipients

Idaho Food Bank Fund 2015 grant recipients:

All of the grants last year totalled $90,000. Here’s the complete list of organizations that received grants:

Region 1

Post Falls Food Bank / Post Falls, ID / Project: Weekend Nutrition Backpack Program

Region 2

Camas Prarie Food Bank, Inc. / Grangeville, ID / Project: Transportation for Food

Nezperce Food Pantry / Nezperce, ID / Project: Expansion and Fresh Foods Program

Salmon River Senior Citizens, Inc. / Riggins, ID / Project: Food Bank Building Project

Trinity Moscow Food Pantry / Moscow, ID / Project: Refrigerator Upgrade

Region 3

Cambridge-Midvale Senior Center / Cambridge, ID / Project: Pantry Freezer

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry / Council, ID / Project: Insulation and Heat

Middleton Foodbank / Middleton, ID / Project: Facility Improvements

New Meadows Food Bank / New Meadows, ID / Project: Refrigeration Upgrade

Parma Senior Center / Parma, ID / Project: Lifting Senior Nutrition

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Nampa / Nampa, ID / Project: Freezer Replacements

The Salvation Army / Caldwell, ID / Project: Food Pantry

Region 4

Cascade Food Pantry / Cascade, ID / Project: Deeper and Wider

Life’s Kitchen, Inc. / Boise, ID / Project: Hunger Relief Equipment Upgrade

Star Outreach / Star, ID / Project: Fixed Asset – Computer, Printer & Back-Up Disk Drive

Region 5

Crisis Center of Magic Valley / Twin Falls, ID / Project: Survivors Kitchen

Helping Hearts & Hands, Inc. / Gooding, ID / Project: Funds for Food

Jerome Senior Center / Jerome, ID / Project: Senior Congregate and Home Delivered Nutrition

Jubilee House, Inc. / Twin Falls, ID / Project: Basic Needs

Safe Harbor / Twin Falls, ID / Project: Safe Harbor Saturday Soup Kitchen

Twin Falls Senior Center / Twin Falls, ID / Project: Kitchen Equipment for Meal Program

Wendell Food Bank / Wendell, ID / Project: Refrigeration/Freezer

Region 6

Aberdeen Senior Citizen Center of Bingham Co. / Aberdeen, ID / Project: Painting Roof of Van and Home Delivered Meals

Aid for Friends / Pocatello, ID / Project: Food Storage at Emergency Shelter

Bingham County Senior Citizen’s Center / Blackfoot, ID / Project: Meals on Wheels, Food Pantry

Bingham Crisis Center / Blackfoot, ID / Project: BCC Food Bank

Blackfoot Community Center / Blackfoot, ID / Project: Helping Kids Grow

Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho / Pocatello, ID / Project: Improving the Lives of Families Affected by Violence

St. Vincent de Paul / Pocatello, ID / Project: St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Region 7

Idaho Falls Senior Center / Idaho Falls, ID / Project: New Refrigerator & Ice Chests

Rigby Senior Center / Rigby, ID / Project: Meals on Wheels

Salmon Assembly of God / Salmon, ID / Project: Refrigeration, Wiring & Fridge Room Ventilation

St. Vincent de Paul / Idaho Falls, ID / Project: Food Pantry

Teton Valley Food Pantry / Driggs, ID / Project: Upright Freezers Replacement

Upper Valley Bible Church Food Pantry / St. Anthony, ID / Project: Refrigerator