OPEN to EAGLE RESIDENTS
In need of FOOD assistance? We can HELP!
WELCOME TO THE
EAGLE COMMUNITY FOODBANK
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Founded in 1997, The Eagle Community Foodbank is dedicated to supporting our neighbors and families in Eagle and Star with their food needs.
When state funding, which provided social workers to the Meridian (now West Ada) School District, was eliminated in 1997, school counselors and resource officers joined together to identify families in need and provide them with food assistance. Their efforts grew into a fully functioning food bank by 2002 with regular food distribution to support hunger relief in the Eagle and Sar communities.
Over the years, The Eagle Community Foodbank has operated out of many different locations including schoolrooms, a storage unit and a cinderblock shed before finally finding their current home on State Street, on the East side of the Customedica Pharmacy building.
Although the foodbank has gone through many changes over the years, what has remained constant since the beginning is the strong commitment to “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.
The Eagle Community Foodbank is 100% funded and supported by the generosity of individuals, families, schools, churches, businesses and organizations such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and National Honor Society.
The Eagle Community Foodbank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity which provides food assistance to 50 to 75 families per month or 150-200 individuals in Eagle and Star. The only requirement to access the foodbank (in addition to completing a brief demographic sheet) is to live in Eagle or Star.
A team of volunteers manage and staff all of the day to day operations from picking up food donations, sorting, cleaning and distributing food to organizing food drives. We have a wide range of volunteers with different talents and experience who all share one common goal of helping their fellow neighbors. We also have patrons who volunteer as a way to “give back” to their community and lend a helping hand to their neighbors.
The Eagle Community Foodbank is open to all residents of Eagle or Star who are in need of food assistance.
Please bring a proof of identification to your first visit
During the first visit, you will complete a brief demographic sheet for our records only. There are no income (maximum or minimum) requirements to utilize our services.
We are a “Choice” pantry where you can select the food and personal items that best meets your needs.
We have a good selection of donated food, including fresh produce and bakery items, at each distribution.
There are no restrictions on the number of times you visit.
Monthly Distribution Days
1st and 3rd Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WE APPRECIATE YOUR DONATIONS!
The Eagle Community Foodbank is 501(c)(3) non profit public charity that is funded 100% by the donations from our generous community.
We are always grateful for any food or monetary donations.
All financial donations should be mailed to:
Eagle Community Foodbank
PO Box 1081
Eagle, ID 83616
Donations of non-perishable food (canned, boxed or bag sealed) and personal care items may be dropped off in one of our four donations bins located at:
Albertson’s in Eagle
Eagle Public Library
Eagle Fire Station #1 (on Iron Eagle Drive)
Idaho Youth Ranch (on State St in Eagle)
We are delighted to receive donations of fresh produce on our distribution days ONLY at 149 W State Street, Suite 121 in Eagle (on the East side of the Customedica Pharmacy building).
We are unable to accept any home canned goods or opened items.
For larger donations, a convenient time can be arranged for drop off by emailing us at [email protected]
Cereal, oatmeal or Cream of Wheat
Canned meats (beef, chicken, spam, tuna)
Canned stew, Raviolis, Spaghetti’Os
Hamburger or Tuna Helper
Pasta/rice (plain or mixes)
Peanut butter & jelly
Personal care items (shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap)
Household cleaning items or laundry soap
Paper towels or Kleenex
Gluten free, low sodium, low sugar or low fat donations are always appreciated.
The Eagle Community Foodbank is run entirely by volunteers! We have a great group of volunteer who help keep everything running smoothly.
Following are the current volunteer opportunities we have available:
Church Donations Coordinator
Organize a food drive
Sorting/shelving received donations
High School and Middle School Students Needing Service Hours:
Please consider running your own small food drive (in your neighborhood, contact Albertsons to set up a table, etc). It’s fun and helpful! Then you can come to the food bank to sort and shelve any food you collect. See our Donations Page for items that we regularly need at the Foodbank.
EAGLE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Ph: (208) 631-0702
Email: [email protected]