Food Rescue Program

Six days a week, the food bank ‘rescues’ food that is nearing its expiration date

from community grocery stores. This includes fresh produce, dairy products, bakery and canned goods,

meat and non-food items. The rescued food is then taken back to the food bank, processed and

distributed to our community in need. Through our rescue program, we collect and process over 2

million pounds of nutritious food every year.

Food Distribution Program:

The Food Bank distributes food to residents of Post Falls, Stateline, and

Hauser Lake who fall at 155% or below of the federal poverty guidelines. These individuals and families

are provided with a weekly basket of fresh, nutritious food. We also provide a one-time emergency bag

of food to anyone in need, regardless of their address.

Food Share Program

Because of our strong Food Rescue Program, the Food Bank is able to share excess

food supplies with other food banks, community meal sites, and non-profit organizations in Kootenai

County. Agencies that we support with our food are: The Post Falls Senior Center, Real Life Ministries

Food Room and Meal Program, St Georges Catholic Church Friendship Kitchen, Cherished One’s Soup

Kitchen, St Vincent de Paul Warming Shelter, Children’s Village, Lake Cities Food Bank, Second Chance

Ministries and the American Legion.

Weekend Nutrition Backpack Program:

The Food Bank works closely with the Post Falls School District

to provide 150 weekend packs of food to school children who are at risk of not eating over the weekend.

Nutritionally balanced food is identified specifically for this program. The food packs are purchased by

the Food Bank from 2nd Harvest in Spokane, processed and distributed to local schools every week.

Holiday Program:

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, the food bank provides our guests

with a turkey or ham and a bag of all the ingredients for a great holiday meal. The Food Bank distributes

over 500 meals each holiday to our families in need in the Post Falls area.

Resource Services:

Rarely does a guest walk in to the Food Bank with just one need, food. There are

usually severally challenging situations that our guests are dealing with at any given time. We provide a

Resource Specialist to help our guests navigate the social services network and find the help they need

in Kootenai County.