food-editIf you need food assistance:

Please come to our facility no later than one hour before closing, during our hours of operation. A volunteer will ask you some questions about your situation. In order to complete the required paperwork you must provide:


  • Photo identification
  • Proof of your current address (such as a utility bill).
  • You will be asked the names, birth dates, and prior-year incomes of all individuals living in your household.


The Meridian Food Bank provides the following services:

Food Pantry

We provide food baskets to our neighbors who seek emergency food assistance. As Meridian has grown and our economy has faced challenges, the number of people seeking our help has risen dramatically. In 2017 we distributed more than 1,000,000 pounds of food to people in need.

Backpack Program

The Meridian Food Bank sponsors a backpack food program for the West Ada School District. Many students who receive reduced-price or free lunches come from situations where food is scarce, and they need extra food assistance. Our program gives qualifying students a  food pack each Friday filled with enough food for six meals and two snacks to ensure that they have food to eat over the weekend. Food packs are delivered by volunteers to predetermined schools on Fridays. 17,025 food packs serving nearly 600 children weekly provided in the 2016-2017 school year.