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.