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Idaho free food banks.

Food banks and free pantries in Idaho can provide assistance to individuals and families who need help. Both short term, emergency assistance as well as referrals for long term needs can be met. Get free or reduced priced food, groceries, and possibly other forms of non-financial support. There are many centers that may be near you, and find the free food pantries by county and city below.

Many of the distribution centers that are located across the state can also refer eligible applicants to government programs, charity organizations, or other low income programs. Examples include Meals on Wheels for seniors in Idaho as well as WIC vouchers or more. Or get information or help in applying for SNAP food stamps or even holiday meals. Find information below on the primary food banks in Idaho. Call them for local programs. There is also a referral number at the bottom of this page for information on other food banks near you.

Local food banks and pantries near you

Many of the counties in Idaho have dozens of local charities that offer free food. They tend to be smaller locations and limited in scope and resources. However the sites can pass out free meals and volunteers will provide guidance to low income families. They may even offer programs such as Meals on Wheels, Christmas meals or toys and many others. Some leading counties are below, or scroll down for an even more extensive list.




West Bonner County Food Bank
103 N Washington Ave
Oldtown - Idaho, 83822
Food bank phone number - (208) 437-0143

Community Action Food Bank
308 N Hall St
Grangeville - Idaho, 83530
(208) 983-0437

Idaho County Food Bank
113 W North St
Grangeville - ID, 83530
Call for help - (208) 983-6114

Idaho Foodbank
3562 S Tk Ave
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 336-9643
They partner with local pantries and soup kitchens across the state. Low income families, the poor, elderly and others can get assistance. They also have information on USDA commodity programs, including from the federal government and state.

Food Bank Lewiston
124 New 6th St
Lewiston - ID, 83501
Dial - (208) 743-4362
The non-profit offers applications to USDA programs, such as school lunches, as well as has a food bank on site.

Food Bank Shoshone County
311 S Main St.
Kellogg, ID 83837
(208) 783-4901

Post Falls Food Bank
415 E 3RD Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
A soup kitchen also feeds the needy.





Community Action Partnership
4942 Industrial Ave E
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
(208) 664-8757
Employment programs, free baskets of food, applications to SNAP food stamps in Idaho, and other support is provided.

Rathdrum Food Bank
8015 W Main St
Rathdrum, Idaho, 83858
(208) 687-3696

Food Pantry and Banks
32154 N 4th Ave
Spirit Lake - Idaho, 83869
(208) 623-3107

Idaho Food Bank Warehouse
919 S 2nd Ave
Pocatello - Idaho, 83201
(208) 233-8811

Bonner Community Food Center
921 N 5th Ave
Sandpoint - Idaho, 83864
Phone number - (208) 263-3663

Community Action Agency
416 Main Ave
Saint Maries - ID, 83861
(208) 245-9090

Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
520 Front St
Boise - ID, 83702

FRC Food Bank
357 E. Watertower St
Meridian - Idaho, 83642
208 949-0358
This center is both a clothing distributor and food pantry. they provide free food and groceries, clothing, school supplies, job referrals, furniture, appliances, bicycles, computers, and much more.





Second Harvest Inland Northwest
1234 E. Front Avenue
Spokane , WA 99202

The Idaho Foodbank
3562 South TK Avenue
P.O. Box 5601
Boise Idaho, 83705
Phone number - 208.336.9643

Locations on other Idaho food banks and pantries

If you want to find other food banks that operate in Idaho, dial 208.336.9643. Dozens of food pantries and banks distribute free food and groceries. They also help residents sign up for WIC vouchers or SNAP food stamps. Clients of the centers may be low income families and other needy individuals across the state of Idaho.

By Jon McNamara

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