In 2017 The Idaho Foodbank made a huge impact in our community by distributing over 15.5 million meals state wide. With community partners like The Boise Co-op, we made an effort to solve hunger in Idaho. About 1 in 7 Idahoans are food insecure, meaning more than 230,000 live at risk of hunger. Through sponsorship from Hunger Action Month and generous donations, the Boise Co-op raised a total of $26,142 in the past seven years, and a total of 12,540lbs of food. These donations will enable us to continue to feed families in need. One meal is equivalent to 1.2 lbs of food (determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture based on the total U.S. food consumption). Every dollar donated produces five meals.
Food Distributed in Idaho by the Idaho Foodbank in 2017
- 18.7 Million pounds distributed state wide
- 12 Million pounds in southwest
- 5.2 Million pounds in eastern
- 1.7 Million pounds in north central
- 82% Food considered nutritious
- 90% Food donated to the Food Bank
- 400+ Community distributed partners statewide
The Idaho Foodbank will be kicking off Million Meals in March campaign to build awareness across the state that hunger is a year-round problem. The goal is to raise $250,000 or 1,000,000 meals. Help us continue to assist hungry families, children, seniors, and individuals in our state!
Founded in 1984, the Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor- supported, nonprofit organization. The Idaho Foodbank is the only nonprofit to receive a four-star rating for eight consecutive years. For additional information, please click the link to their website.