Thirty-seven nonprofit organizations receive funds to finance projects and services supporting food insecure Idahoans
Boise, ID – The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced the recipients of their 2023 grants targeted to support nonprofits that provide nutrition awareness, promote healthy eating, and relieve hunger. Thanks to the generosity of Idaho taxpayers who chose to donate to the Idaho Food Bank Fund, this year 37 organizations across the state received grants to further their work to solve hunger in Idaho. The grants totaling $139,600 were specifically allocated to help recipients operate programs, purchase food, expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc.), and to promote or provide nutrition education for under-served and marginalized Idahoans.
Ten organizations in Eastern Idaho were given grants this year. Please see below for the complete list of Eastern Idaho grant recipients. We encourage you to contact these organizations to get further information on their grant projects and how they serve the community.
Passed by the Idaho State Legislature in 2009, the Idaho Food Bank Fund provides financial support to Idaho nonprofits who offer food insecurity relief. The Idaho Foodbank serves as the official fiduciary agent and partners with Catholic Charities of Idaho and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho to administer the awards annually.
“Thank goodness for the Idaho Food Bank Fund and the generous support of Idaho taxpayers!” said Doug Alles, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Idaho. “These grants to local organizations make a significant impact on the work to address food insecurity. We know that food insecurity impacts every community in Idaho and it is an honor to steward the work of The Idaho Food Bank Fund to improve the lives of our neighbors.”
- Aid for Friends, Inc. (Pocatello) $3,000
- Bingham County Senior Citizen’s
- Oneida Crisis Center & Carol’s Pantry
- Senior Activity Center (Pocatello) $2,500
- Teton Valley Food Pantry, Inc. (Driggs)
- Willow Bay Baptist Church (American
- Salmon Senior Citizens Nutrition Site
Association, Inc. $5,000
- Seniors West of the Tetons (Driggs) $6,000
- Family Crisis Center (Rexburg) $4,500
- The Giving Cupboard (Rigby) $7,000