The Meridian Food Bank has been serving neighbors in need for more than a decade. They began operating in 1999 as the Valley Shepherd Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Center. Initially, the center was a place for homeless and low-income people in Meridian to receive food and clothing. In 2004, they began operating as a nonprofit food pantry doing business as the Meridian Food Bank. The Meridian Foodbank was started by volunteers and remains an all-volunteer organization. No salaries have ever been paid. Typically over 200 volunteers support and operate the Foodbank.
Mission: To provide nutritional services that meet the food insecurity needs of individuals and families throughout the Treasure Valley.