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Free food boxes given out at Ford Idaho Center

The event was held in the parking lot of the Nampa facility. It started 11 a.m. and ran until all the boxes had been given away.
Credit: Paul Boehlke/KTVB
A volunteer loads food into a vehicle as part of a mass food distribution event at the Idaho Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

NAMPA, Idaho — The Idaho Foodbank held another mass food distribution campaign on Wednesday at the parking lot of the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

It's a continuation of the USDA Farmers to Families food box program that started last year.

Around 3,000 food boxes were given out on Feb. 10 at the same location.

The food boxes contain a variety of dairy products, pre-cooked meats and produce.

The event started at 11 a.m. and ran until all the food boxes were given out.

There are no qualifications to receive the food boxes.

Nearly 300,000 Idahoans are considered to be food insecure.

Those who received food boxes in the past said it is a lifeline during very difficult times.

This community food distribution is sponsored by the Idaho Foodbank in coordination with the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Future distributions are planned on:

  • Feb. 25 in Mountain Home
  • Feb. 27 in Twin Falls

To find out more about when and where future food distribution events will occur, visit the Idaho Foodbank website.