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Priest River group receives IFBF grant

| November 3, 2021 1:00 AM

PRIEST RIVER — A Priest River group is among those receiving a grant from the Idaho Food Bank Fund.

Priest River Ministries Advocates for Women is receiving a $2,000 grant from the fund. Also receiving funds are Food For Our Children, which will receive a $5,000 grant; and Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc., which will get $5,000.

The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced the recipients of their 2021 grants targeted to support nonprofits that provide nutrition awareness, promote healthy eating, and relieve hunger.

Thanks to the generosity of Idaho taxpayers who chose to donate to the fund, 36 organizations across the state received grants to further their work to solve hunger in Idaho.

The grants totaling $133,500 were specifically allocated to help recipients operate programs, purchase food, expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc.), and to promote or provide nutrition education for underserved and marginalized Idahoans. 

A total of nine organizations in North Idaho were given grants this year.

Ratified by the Idaho Legislature in 2009, the fund provides financial support to Idaho nonprofits who offer food insecurity relief. The Idaho Foodbank serves as the official fiduciary agent and partners with Catholic Charities of Idaho and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho to administer the awards annually.

“Food insecurity touches every community in Idaho, so it is an honor to steward the work of The Idaho Food Bank Fund,” said Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “I am inspired by the applications we see each year. These grants go directly to local organizations working on the frontlines of food insecurity in Idaho and make a significant impact.”