Our Vision

Our vision is simple. We are neighbors coming together for the nourishment of the whole community to create hopeful and confident community members.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide food and advocacy for our neighbors across Kuna and the rural areas surrounding us who are experiencing hunger. By providing service opportunities for our local businesses, church groups, volunteer organizations, and residents, we are fostering a community where neighbors come together in support of one another.

Our Beginning

Founder Ted Wimer began Kuna Food Bank in 1994 because he saw that his neighbors and their children were in need. Ted’s “person-to-person” philosophy is carried out through the intentions and actions of each volunteer at Kuna Food Bank.

We not only provided food and other needed assistance, but we provided tangible hope – person-to-person with supportive conversation.
Ted Wimer
Founder

Service Area

The Kuna Food Bank serves those living in the Kuna School District boundaries and neighboring rural areas.

A Growing Population

Kuna’s population has doubled since 2013 and increased by 28% since 2020. As the population increases, the importance of a local food bank amplifies.
For example, 16.8% of Ada County’s seniors (65+) reside in Kuna. Rising costs of living, increasing medical expenses, and even the responsibility of caring for grandchildren full-time are just a few of the issues that threaten this demographic’s ability to provide food for their household.

Sometimes, the hardest part about receiving help is rallying the courage to ask. In every interaction, we treat our neighbors with care, respect, and encouragement.

Getting Assistance

  • For those living within the Kuna School District boundaries or in a surrounding rural community, please call the Kuna Food Bank at 208-922-4745. If you live outside our service area, please find resources available in your area under How Do I Get Food Assistance.
  • When you call, a kind volunteer will fill out a food order with you over the phone.
  • Proof of residency, employment status, or income is not required to receive help.
  • You and the volunteer will then determine a scheduled time for picking up your food order at the Kuna Food Bank during our open hours.

Building Project

We are in the process of building a new independent building for the Kuna Food Bank located in downtown Kuna. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held in the fall of 2024.


Volunteer Opportunities

Neighbors helping neighbors…THE recipe for building a strong and beloved community. We welcome volunteers to join us in positively impacting our community!

If you are passionate about serving and want to get involved, please call us at 208-922-4745. We will be delighted to schedule an appointment for you to take a tour and receive the necessary volunteer training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers and links to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at the Kuna Food Bank.

The Kuna Food Bank serves those living in the Kuna School District Boundaries and neighboring rural areas. Call (208) 922-4745 if you call when the food bank is closed, please leave a message. We will return your call when we reopen.

Resources throughout the valley.

Boise Food Banks and Pantries
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
3209 W. Overland Road
(208) 333-1460

Salvation Army Food Pantry
9492 W. Emerald Street
(208) 344-4425

St. Mary’s Food Bank
3890 W. State Street
(208) 345-2734

City Hope Food Pantry
8401 Fairview Avenue
(208) 376-7272

El-ada Community Action Partnership
2250 S. Vista Avenue
(208) 345-2820

Giraffe Laugh Food Distribution Center
1191 W. Grand Avenue
(208) 424-3387

Caldwell Food Banks and Pantries
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
3719 Cleveland Blvd
(208) 853-4921

Oasis Food Center
506 W. Simplot Blvd, Suite A
(208) 459-6000

Seventh Day Adventist Food Distribution Center
2216 E. Linden Street
(208) 454-3549

Community Council of Idaho
Caldwell Food Distribution Center
317 Happy Day Blvd
(208) 454-8604

The Salvation Army
1023 E. Chicago Street
(208) 459-2011

New Life Celebration Food Distribution Center
1201 Arthur Street
(208) 454-0800

Meridian Food Banks and Pantries
Meridian Food Bank
133 W. Broadway Avenue
(208) 888-5102

Sulamita Food Pantry
1435 N. Black Cat Road
(208) 585-4803

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
6300A N. Meridian Road
(208) 995-6697

Star Outreach
10775 W. State Street – Star
(208) 779-0046

Eagle Community Foodbank
149 W. State Street, Suite 121
(208) 631-0702

Give Hope Food Pantry
331 N. Linder Road
(208) 939-9181

Nampa Food Banks and Pantries
Good News Food Pantry
1203 7th Street N.
(208) 477-8600

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
2920 E. Railroad Street
(208) 442-4452

Care House Food Bank
1524 6th Street S.
(208) 466-3549

Nampa Adventist Community Services
211 W Iowa Ave
(208) 461-1651


Salvation Army Food Distribution Center
1412 4th Street S
(208) 467-6586


A kind volunteer will complete a food order form with you over the phone.
You and the volunteer will then determine a scheduled time for picking up your food at the Kuna Food Bank.

Orders may be picked up within a few minutes if you call during our open hours. If you call when we are closed, orders may be picked up the next day we are open.

At the Kuna Food Bank
Kuna United Methodist Church
260 W 4th St, Kuna, ID 83634

Pickup times are:
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please call us at (208) 922-4745. We will be delighted to schedule an appointment for you to tour the facility and receive the necessary training so that you may contribute to our volunteer team.

All non-perishable, non-expired food items are appreciated. Here is a list of our current needs.

Kuna Food Bank 260 W 4th St
Kuna Albertsons 700 E Avalon St
Kuna Les Schwab 975 E Avalon St
Kuna Library 457 N Locust Ave

Donations may be made in several ways:
Direct deposit at any Idaho Central Credit Union location

Donate Online

Mail a check or money order to:
Kuna Food Bank
P.O. Box 542
Kuna, ID 83634

Absolutely! Note “KFB Building” on your check or on our online donation form. Thank you!

A Letter from the director

Kuna Food Bank Director, Marci Durrant

In the fall of 2021, I was asked to step into Ted Wimer’s long-worn shoes as the director of Kuna Food Bank. Since then, Kuna Food Bank has experienced a great deal of change as our reach within our community and surrounding areas has grown. However, our aim to be a conveyor of hope to our neighbors during difficult times is part of our work that will never change.

When life’s financial strains are pulling at an individual or a family, sometimes the availability of food, generously offered by a compassionate community, is all that it takes to help that individual or family move forward in a positive direction. We remember the moments we’ve received a helping hand. The recipients of Kuna Food Bank services remember this as well and are quick to pay it forward when their circumstances allow.

The work of Kuna Food Bank is nourishing on both sides of the equation. When we as a community give with kindness, free of judgment, and with hearts open to serve, we are strengthened and nourished just as much as those whose plates we fill.

At this time of growth and need, we invite you to join in this important work by contributing to the construction of an independent and better-equipped facility to house the Kuna Food Bank. This building will allow us increased work and storage space, provide all the equipment needed to safely store and distribute food, and thus allow us to serve our neighbors in need more effectively.

Neighbors helping neighbors is THE recipe for building a strong and beloved community.

Kindly,

Marci Durrant
Director
Kuna Food Bank