Contribute to IIRAH’s Efforts to End Hunger in Idaho
IIRAH is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax deductible gift today will help support IIRAH as we work with communities of faith and like-minded organizations to end hunger and food insecurity throughout Idaho through grassroots efforts of education and advocacy.
Two Ways to Donate
- Secure on-line donation via PayPal. Please click the yellow PayPal Donate button to donate with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt.
- Mail a check to IIRAH at P.O. Box 7343, Boise, Idaho 83707. To receive a tax receipt, please enclose your name and mailing address with your check.
Your Donation Supports IIRAH Program Activities
Forums and Other Events. IIRAH-organized and sponsored events occur twice a year, in the spring and fall. These community events provide information about pressing public issues relating to hunger in Idaho. Past themes have included wage justice, food deserts, local food systems, grocery tax credits, and Medicaid expansion. An attendee of the fall 2015 Forum shared how the public conversation held very personal meaning.
Idaho Hunger Summit Scholarships. The biennial statewide Hunger Summits is held in Boise, Idaho. The Summits allow faith leaders, charitable emergency food providers, state and local government organizations, health providers, advocacy groups, business and industry leaders, and community members to learn about hunger, food insecurity, and craft solutions appropriate to Idaho. IIRAH helps to plan and facilitate workshops at the Summits. In addition, to encourage geographic representation, IIRAH sponsors scholarships participants to attend.
Legislative Work. IIRAH supports legislative and public policy initiatives to alleviate food insecurity in Idaho. IIRAH publishes white papers, testifies at legislative committee hearings and partners with other Idaho organizations and non-profits in promoting food security. IIRAH has spoken out on issues such as minimum wage, the sales tax on food, child support, SNAP (food stamps) rules, child nutrition, Close the Gap, and food deserts.
Community Advocacy. IIRAH conveners regularly help plan and organize community activities and educate others about hunger in Idaho. Public education is also done via op-ed pieces, lectures, and presentations. Conveners also participate with public and state government committees and coalitions to address hunger-related issues.