History of camas prairie food bank

since 2007

Camas Prairie Food Bank has been in operation since 2007, beginning in the basement of a church and open one day each month.  

We bought the property the food bank currently occupies in 2012, operating out of the residence on the property and using the detached garage for food storage.  

Camas Prairie Food Bank is staffed by volunteers and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which means, no paid staff.  

We are a sustaining food bank or food pantry, serving approximately 300 to 500 people per month from the Grangeville Idaho location.  We partner with Idaho Food Bank and the Community Action Program.  

In March of 2019 we began a capital fund campaign to raise funds for a new building.  In March of 2020, construction began of a warehouse building about 5900 square feet in size, with office space, meeting space, waiting room, ADA restrooms and parking, loading dock and a large warehouse for storage,  all located under one roof.  Although not completed at the time of this writing (early May 2020)  we are still seeking grants for funding.

This new warehouse will be an asset to the community of Grangeville Idaho.  It will allow us to become a distribution point for the smaller surrounding communities and will provide plenty of storage to facilitate our goals to expand our outreach by expanding our operational capacity to being open 3 days each week.  

Our meeting room will be made available to local health screening agencies to do weekly/monthly health screening for our clients. 

If you would like to support the mission of our community food bank, please use the paypal donation link.  In the very near future we will add a page of local and regional businesses that participate in providing food drives and or facilitating a simple way to make meaningful donations for our neighbors in need.

Thank you for visiting our new upgraded website that we will continue to expand to increase our audience participation in supporting and sustaining the needs of our local communities.   

Camas Prairie Food Bank means neighbors helping neighbors.

Neighbors helping Neighbors


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