The Mobile Pantry Program distributes dry and frozen food to underserved, usually rural, communities. This program helps communities that do not have access to or have difficulty accessing emergency food.
The Idaho Foodbank (IFB) sends a truckload of food to the designated area once a month. When the truck arrives, volunteers unload the food and ready it for distribution. The Mobile Pantry lasts no longer than two hours as families receive their box of food.
IFB has operated The Mobile Pantry Program since 2007. During that time more than 30 Mobile Pantry locations have been established across Idaho. The Mobile Pantry Program serves on average 4,300 families monthly and serves 23 counties regularly across the state. The program distributed approximately 2.3 million pounds of food during fiscal year 2009. There are many areas in Idaho in need of Mobile Pantry assistance but funding is limited.
The Idaho Foodbank is an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
comprised of a partner network of more than 200 hunger relief agencies
throughout the state of Idaho.