Free food pantries in Idaho Falls and Bonneville County

Low income families, and those in an emergency in Idaho Falls, can get free groceries, food, and other supplies from a pantry. There are dozens of locations in the greater Bonneville County region. The food banks as well as soup kitchens can provide everything from hot holiday meals (at Christmas or Thanksgiving) to canned groceries, free baby formula, diapers, and even hygiene supplies. The assistance programs vary.

It is recommended to call for hours as well as availability. Depending on donations to a pantry, as well as volunteers, qualified clients may be given some or all of the following:

-Canned groceries, which includes items like soup, canned meat, pasta, spaghetti sauce, and more.
-Free fresh food including dairy, fruit, vegetables.
-Baby formula for moms, including single mothers, or ensure for senior citizens.
-Idaho Falls homebound can also apply for Meals on Wheels from an aging center.
-Holiday food boxes, which may be groceries, free turkeys at Thanksgiving, and other supplies.

As noted, what may or may not be provided to families in Bonneville County will vary. However the goal of a pantry and food bank is to provide some form of help to anyone in need, regardless of their age, race, religion, or income.

Christ's Love Vineyard Church
Main address is 415 S 2nd
Pocatello ID, 83201
Telephone number is 208-220-3113

Corner Stone Pentecostal Church
793 Cleveland Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Main number is 208-529-1066

 

 

 

 

The Salvation Army-Idaho Falls
Location is 605 N Blvd
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Telephone number is 208-522-7200
Various social services are offered. A free food pantry has groceries, baby formula, and more. There are also Thanksgiving turkey dinners, Easter baskets, and hot meals at Christmas along with small gifts from Angel Tree. Find more information on Salvation Army food assistance programs in Idaho Falls.

Community Food Basket - Idaho Falls
245 N Placer Ave
Idaho Falls ID, 83402
Call 208-524-0994
Free groceries, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and other items are given to struggling, low income families. The pantry may have Canned Fruits, Boxed Pastas, Cereal, Rise, Formula, and other items.

Idaho Falls Rescue Mission
Location is 840 Park Ave
Idaho Falls ID, 83402
Phone 208-552-5575
Many assistance programs are offered. There is a soup kitchen to give meals to the homeless (including on the holidays), sleeping bags, hygiene kits, and referrals. Or drop in for a box of groceries.

Fort Hall Consumer Services
Fort Hall ID, 83203
Call 208-478-3700

Mana Food Pantry - The Idaho Foodbank
Pantry address: 211 S 45 W
Idaho Falls ID, 83401
Main phone - 208-200-3950
Case managers can give items such as dry and canned goods, milk, paper products, canned vegetables and personal toiletries to those in need.

 

 

 

 

Senior Citizens Community Center Inc
Location of the charity - 535 W 21st
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Main number is 208-522-4357

The Idaho Foodbank Warehouse - Pocatello
Location is 555 South 1st Ave.
S Pocatello ID, 83201
Main number is 208-233-8811

Community Action Partnership
935 E Lincoln Rd
Idaho Falls ID, 83401
Main phone - 208-522-5391
An anti-poverty fighting non-profit. There is a small food pantry and clothing bank at the site. Or low income families can get help in applying for SNAP benefits, welfare, cash assistance, or LIHEAP. They fight hunger, poverty, and unemployment in Bonneville County.

CCOI - Community Council of Idaho - Idaho Falls
Address is 1349 S Hones Ave
Idaho Falls ID, 83404
Main number is 208-524-0980

Ririe Senior Citizens Center
Location is 395 Main St
Ririe ID, 83443
Call 208-538-7313
Senior citizens and the disabled/homebound are the main clients. Programs in Bossier County include Meals on Wheels, free congregate lunches or dinners, and a pantry is also on site for an emergency.

St. Vincent De Paul - Idaho Falls
Main address is 805 S Holmes St
Idaho Falls ID, 83401
Dial 208-522-6280 for hours
The emergency food pantry tends to be open at the church from 9 am - 4 pm each day. They feed the poor, hungry, and less fortunate. Canned groceries as well as financial aid is available for paying bills. Or get free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, toys, winter clothes, and more.

 

 

 

 

City of Refuge – Free food bank
Location is 840 Park Ave
Idaho Falls Idaho, 83402
Telephone number is 208-552-5575

There are many other feeding programs, soup kitchens, and food banks in the Bossier County region. Call 208.336.9643 for information as well as referrals. Or apply for USDA commodities, free school lunches, and other government aid.

 

By Jon McNamara

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