Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Idaho Foodbank Warehouse

  • Boise, ID
  • http://www.idahofoodbank.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help feed, educate and advocate for Idaho's hungry through collaborative partnerships to develop efficient solutions that strengthen individuals, families and communities.

Main Programs

  1. Idaho Foodbank Programs
  2. Backpack
  3. School Pantry
  4. Picnic in the Park
  5. Cooking Matters
  6. Mobile Pantry
Service Areas

Self-reported

Idaho

We serve 39 counties in Idaho (all but the Panhandle).

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer

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Karen Vauk

Keywords

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Hunger, poverty, food bank, Idaho, Boise, volunteer, donation, warehouse

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Also Known As

The Idaho Foodbank

EIN

82-0425400

Physical Address

3562 S. TK Ave.

Boise, 83705 5278

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (K19)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In fiscal 2014, the Foodbank distributed the food for a record of nearly 15 million pounds of food for hungry Idaho families, enough for 12.4 million meals. While the economy has improved, the demand has not stopped growing.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Idaho Foodbank Programs

The Idaho Foodbank operates three warehouses that last year distributed the food for more than 12 million meals to more than 230 partner organizations.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Budget

Program 2

Backpack

Each week during the school year, elementary-age children in need are given a backpack containing food for the weekend. At just under six pounds, these special packs include enough nourishing, child-friendly food for two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and two snacks.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Budget

Program 3

School Pantry

Schools provide a trusting environment where staff can offer parents a little extra support to feed their families. Pantry shelves are stocked with nutritious, non-perishable food items that can help sustain a family for up to five days.

Category

Families

Population(s) Served

None

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Budget

Program 4

Picnic in the Park

From June to August, five days a week, children in low-income neighborhoods enjoy a nourishing lunch and educational/physical activity provided in a nearby community park.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

None

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Budget

Program 5

Cooking Matters

Courses provide practical nutrition and budgeting information, tasty recipes, and hands-on cooking lessons for all ages. Offered at no cost to the participant, the program is supported by underwriters and volunteers.

Category

Adults

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 6

Mobile Pantry

Designed to help populations that do not have access to food assistance, Mobile pantries distribute fresh, dry and frozen food to under-served, primarily rural, communities.

Category

Hunger Action

Population(s) Served

None

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Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Idaho

We serve 39 counties in Idaho (all but the Panhandle).

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Financials

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Idaho Foodbank Warehouse Inc
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Idaho Foodbank Warehouse

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Karen Vauk

BIO

Karen Vauk officially took the reins of The Idaho Foodbank on Monday, April 6, 2009.

Karen was born in Twin Falls and came to the Foodbank from Boise State University where she was a University Advancement Development Director. In that position she was part of the team that defined, organized and implemented a comprehensive development program and managed the donor relations program. Previously, Karen spent 18 years at Micron Technology where she rose through several levels of management with responsibility for teams both here and abroad, and spent three years as Executive Director of the Micron Technology Foundation.

Karen’s academic background is in education. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s in education, both from Boise State.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"In its first year of existence in 1984, The Idaho Foodbank distributed 420,623 lbs. of food to 64 partners. In 2014, those numbers are much different - distributing almost 15 million lbs. of food to more than 230 partners across the state.
There are significant challenges associated with storing and distributing more farm-fresh and non-shelf-stable foods. But, as it has for the last 30 years, The Idaho Foodbank is taking whatever steps are necessary to realize the vision of a hunger-free Idaho."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Steve Peterson

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