Nutrition Programs



The Postal Service Food Drive for the Lewiston Food Bank.



Fresh produce at the Lewiston Food Bank.

Community Action Partnership food banks are located in Bonners Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Kellogg, St. Maries, and Lewiston. Income-qualified people living in CAP’s service area can access nutrition services through these food banks and/or through linkages to other community feeding programs in their communities.

CAP food banks provide a clearinghouse program where perishable food items such as breads, deli items, salads, milk and other dairy products, pastries, fruits, vegetables and fresh produce may be available once per week. This program is designed to help stretch food dollars and food stamps on a regular basis.

CAP food banks provide a food box program. Food boxes are available for individuals, and families who are in need of food assistance that provides approximately a week’s worth of groceries to make three meals each day. These non- perishable food items are donated through food drives, from groups, individuals, churches, and purchased with donated dollars. Food banks may purchases milk, eggs and meat to supplement donations and provide a complete, nutritional food box.


The Emergency Food Assistance Program is managed by Community Action Partnership food banks in Coeur d’Alene and Lewiston. Commodities are supplied to food pantries in all of the counties of northern Idaho. Food banks and food pantries throughout CAP’s 10-county service area in Idaho may become “emergency feeding organizations” eligible to receive TEFAP commodities to be distributed in their local communities.

Household eligibility is based on income.

The TEFAP income guidelines below are effective starting on July 1, 2016.


Family Size

Monthly Income Limit

3-Month Income Limit

Each Additional Member




Community Action Partnership food banks rely on volunteers to help with daily operation of our nutrition programs. Contact your local Community Action Partnership food bank to learn how you can impact hunger in your community by volunteering.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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