As reports and recommendations have been made about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by the CDC, Panhandle Health District, and government regulations, we have made changes to our daily operations at the Bonner Community Food Bank.

Beginning October 1, our Sandpoint facility will be reopening for Market Shopping, and our Priest River facility will continue to provide supplemental food boxes to your vehicle. Until it is safe to resume normal operations at full capacity, we are implementing temporary and precautionary changes to our market shopping in the food bank to minimize the spread of the virus, and to help protect vulnerable populations.

To help keep our community, clients, volunteers, and staff members healthy we have changes in operations of the food bank. Rather than closing completely, our team of volunteers and staff members will be limiting the number of shoppers at one time – one person from each household to shop at one time (caregivers will be an expectation to shop with their patient). We ask clients to check-in in the lobby and then wait outside until we have an opening for shopping. For those that cannot wait, do not have a mask, or uncomfortable coming inside – we are happy to prepare a box to go. Please call ahead and we will prepare the box and bring it out to you.

Thank you for your patience in advance.

  • If you are sick please do not come to the food bank and ask for a friend, family member, aid, etc. to come in your place. Please call the food bank to notify who will be picking up your food on your behalf.
  • Clients are asked to park on the Northside of the building and check-in at the lobby and wait outside once checked in. Please be considerate and make sure that you are physically distancing when standing in line.

Please note that we ask you to wear a mask or face covering when entering the building. Should one of our staff or volunteers contract Covid19 we will shut down for a minimum of 14 days or until further notice. Thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.


How you can help:

Weekend Food for Kids: For students enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program. If you are enrolled in the Lake Pend Oreille or West Bonner County School District, please contact your local school to register for the program. We deliver weekly to each school to ensure that our students have food on the weekends.

Donations: We are accepting and in need of your donations. If you have donations please bring them to the food bank at 1707 Culvers Drive, Sandpoint or 45 S. McKinley, Suite 107, Priest River. 

Nonfood: Any cleaning supplies, bleach sprays, bleach, hand sanitizer, washcloths/cleaning cloths, disinfecting wipes, Lysol spray, hygiene/sanitary products (toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, dental items, etc.).

Food items: Canned foods (protein and vegetable items), meat, other nonperishable items (pasta, oatmeal, rice, etc.), infant supplies, and paper bags with handles. Monetary donations are the most helpful.  Please mail or drop off donations to 1707 Culvers Drive, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 or make a donation online, see below for link. Our hours to drop off donations are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Volunteers: Please continue to come in as you are willing and able. We ask that volunteers who are at a higher risk to please consider necessary precautions and temporarily suspend volunteer services. If you are sick, we ask you kindly to stay home and take care of yourself. We understand if you are unable to volunteer and we happily welcome you back once you are healthy and feel safe to do so. If you do need to stay home or cannot make your shift, please let us know in advance. Email info@foodbank83864.com or call at 208.263.3663

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Bonner Community Food Bank Serving all of Bonner County at two locations:

Sandpoint
1707 Culvers Drive, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
208.263.3663

Sandpoint Market Hours:
Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Priest River
Priest River Food Bank
45 S. McKinley, Suite 107, Priest River, Idaho 83856
208.448.4989

Priest River Hours:
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

info@foodbank83864.com



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