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Idaho Foodbank Fund awards grants to 37 organizations

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The following is a news release from the Idaho Food Bank.
Boise — 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 underserved 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.

Aid for Friends, Inc. (Pocatello) $3,000
Bingham County Senior Citizen’s (Blackfoot) $7,500
Oneida Crisis Center & Carol’s Pantry (Malad) $3,593
Senior Activity Center (Pocatello) $2,500
Willow Bay Baptist Church (American Falls) $4,593
Salmon Senior Citizens Nutrition Site Association, Inc. $5,000
Seniors West of the Tetons (Driggs) $6,000
Teton Valley Food Pantry, Inc. (Driggs) $6,000
Family Crisis Center (Rexburg) $4,500
The Giving Cupboard (Rigby) $7,000

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.”
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Source: eastidahonews.com

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