The Idaho Foodbank is the largest distributor of free food in the entire state. Last year, it distributed food for nearly 16 million meals through its statewide partner network and direct-service programs for children, adults and seniors. In addition to providing food to more than 179,000 Idahoans every month, the foodbank promotes good nutrition and healthy living through education and collaborative programs and partnerships.
The Salvation Army of Caldwell helps build healthy families through meaningful multi- generational programming. Access to nutritious food through their food pantry, which served over 14,000 people last year, is a key component as well as their Baby Haven Program helping low-income parents learn effective parenting tools for their infants and toddlers, all while earning incentives to help make ends meet. Enrichment for older children is provided through music, arts and character building programs.
River of Life
The Rescue Mission's River of Life, Boise’s largest shelter, has provided essential programs, services, and hope to homeless men since 1958. By identifying immediate needs and offering critical programs and spiritual care, River of Life has helped 250 men transition from homelessness to independent living this year.
City Light Home for Women and Children
The Rescue Mission’s City Light Home for Women and Children has provided a safe haven in Boise for homeless women and women with children since 2000. City Light offers programs to help women recover from homelessness and works with the children to break the cycle of poverty and offer hope for the future.
Lighthouse Rescue Mission
The Rescue Mission’s Lighthouse Rescue Mission has provided a place of refuge for homeless men in Nampa since 1999. The Lighthouse offers meals to the community, shelter for homeless men, spiritual care, and recovery programs for men struggling with addictions.
Valley Women and Children's Shelter
Since 2014, the Rescue Mission’s Valley Women and Children’s Shelter in Nampa has offered a safe and stable shelter for women and children to heal and recover from homelessness. Work search, nutritious meals, safe shelter, and children’s programs work together to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency.
For 130 years, The Salvation Army of Ada County has provided food, shelter and clothing to those in our community who are of the greatest need. Their unique school program provides pregnant and parenting teens with the resources they need to complete high school and go on to higher education. More than 39,000 people turn to the Salvation Army for help and hope throughout the year with 7,000 people receiving assistance at Christmas.
Last year the Salvation Army of Twin Falls provided over 57,000 services to people in the community including hot meals, showers, food boxes, school supplies, clothing and household item vouchers, and coats. After-school and summer programs have also become heavily utilized resources for the children of Twin Falls.
The Salvation Army of Nampa faithfully serves its community by providing a comprehensive food pantry, extensive children’s programming, including an after school program and a special 10 week summer day camp geared for working parents, as well as rapid rehousing program, emergency winter housing and a day shelter providing 2-meals a day, showers, laundry and case management.