FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the eligibility requirements for food assistance?

All residents of Jefferson County in need are eligible for food assistance from the Giving Cupboard. On your first visit to the pantry, you will be asked some general questions, such as name, address and family size, at registration. No ID or income verification is required to receive a food box from the Giving Cupboard. However, clients may receive additional food items provided through the federal USDA TEFAP program. To receive these additional commodities at the Giving Cupboard, clients must qualify and be enrolled in this program. To do so, clients will be asked for information about themselves and household members, and will sign a TEFAP eligibility form.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

How often can we get food?

The food pantry distributes food every Tuesday, as well as the third Saturday each month. It’s suggested that you come to the pantry twice a month. However, if you find your family is in need more often, you are welcome to come.

What are your hours?

The Giving Cupboard food pantry is open every Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30 PM. We also have a mobile food pantry program. Follow us on Facebook to learn about any updates or special events.

Where are you located?

The Giving Cupboard food pantry is located at 153 N 3900 E, just outside Rigby city limits in Jefferson County, Idaho.

What does a “choice” food pantry mean?

Though many pantries provide fixed boxes of food, at the Giving Cupboard, clients are empowered to select foods to meet their own needs. Whenever possible, a choice of fresh and frozen foods are available, as well as canned and boxed foods and non-food items. ** Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently running a drive-thru program. Do not exit your vehicle when arriving at the pantry. Our volunteers will load your car with food items. **

How do I donate?

The Giving Cupboard is thankful for any and all donations. If you’d like to make a monetary donation to the food pantry, please send checks made payable to “The Giving Cupboard” to:

The Giving Cupboard
PO Box 671
Rigby ID 83442

or you can donate online on our Facebook page.

We also accept food donations by appointment, as well as during food drives and other events throughout the year.

How can I volunteer?

The Giving Cupboard is always looking for more volunteers. Please send an email to info@thegivingcupboard.com or join our volunteer Facebook group for more information.