The 5000 Families Food Drive

Our annual interfaith food drive is celebrating its 22nd year!

February 23, 2019 to May 13, 2019

Your participation and donations will  help the 1 in 7 Idahoans who live with hunger. 

$1 provides food for 5 meals.

All contributions go directly to the Eastern Idaho foodbank. Your donation stays in our region!

The Idaho Foodbank needs your support through out the year. You can drop of donations at the warehouse on 550 S. 1st Street or make a donation.

Thank you to all the folks and businesses who have partnered with us to feed the hungry in our community.
Fred Meyer
Citizens Community Bank
Pocatello Chapter of Credit Unions
In 2017, Feeding the 5000 raised enough money and food donations to provide 41,500 meals to the needy  in Eastern Idaho.

Every Can Counts

The Idaho Foodbank accepts all dry and canned goods except for baby food and pet food.  Here are items currently needed:

    * Peanut Butter                 

    * Cereal
    * Canned Fruit
    * Canned Meat & Tuna
    * Canned Vegetables
    * Pasta
    * Rice
    * Beans
   * Toiletries
    * Chili, Stew, & Canned Meals
    * Household Cleaning Products
    * Toilet Paper

Unopened items only.  Please keep within 2 years of the expiration date.

Locations of permanent drop sites can be found at

How you Can Help

  • Participate in one of the Feeding the 5000 Events
  • Donate Food. Donations  to your church or  to The Idaho Foodbank, located on 555 S. 1st Ave., Pocatello
  • Donate Money. The Idaho Food bank can purchase $6.00 worth of food with every dollar you donate. Monetary donations actually go farther than food donations!All commercially canned or packaged food is welcome.
Help us reach out in love to all those who are hungry.