Idaho Food Bank Fund is a donation option this year on Idaho tax forms

Taxpayers will again be able to use the 2012 Idaho state income tax form to donate to the Idaho Food Bank Fund as well as other causes.

Last year, taxpayers donated $100,000 to 30 groups through their tax forms.

 The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three well-respected statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho and Catholic Charities of Idaho.

The Fund allows nonprofit food providers across the state to request funding for emergency food purchases, assistance to expand capacities and funding for a variety of hunger-relief services and programs.

Other grants from the fund in 2012 included $5,000 to the Boise Rescue Mission to help buy a refrigerated truck, $5,000 to support the Kamiah Meal Delivery Support Project, $650 to support the St. Pius Food Pantry in Coeur d’Alene, $1,500 for the Fort Hall Food Bank and $3,111.83 for food distribution at the Emergency Shelter in Pocatello.

Other organizations interested in applying for a grant from the fund should email: The fund will accept applications during the month of July.

To learn more about the fund and view the public service announcement go to



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