FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the eligibility requirements for food assistance?

Though some of our programs have income requirements, 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.

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, and on the third Saturday of each month from 11 AM to 2 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?

As of August 2019, 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.