How to Donate a Thanksgiving Food Box or Make a Monetary Contribution

× The 2019 Thanksgiving Food Box Project has Concluded - Thanks to the help from 2,500 donors and 900 volunteers we helped provide Thanksgiving dinner for almost 13,000 people this year! Thank you. Check back in Fall 2020 for next year's info.
If you would like to provide a Thanksgiving food box, use the 2019 Thanksgiving Food Box Shopping List (CLICK HERE) to create your family’s food donation.  Deliver the box on Sunday, November 24, between 8:30 a.m. and noon to any one of the following:
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church - 2612 W State St, Boise, ID
  • St. John’s Catholic Cathedral - 775 N 8th St, Boise, ID
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 811 S. Latah St., Boise, ID
  • St. Mark’s - 7960 W Northview St, Boise
  • Holy Apostles - 6300 N Meridian Rd, Meridian, ID
  • Expo Idaho Small Animal Barn - 5610 N Glenwood St, Boise, ID

If you are unable to shop, cash donations will be used to purchase items for food boxes or as a donation to a St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Ada County. The estimated cost of a Thanksgiving Food Box is about $50.

Donate online:

Mail your contribution:
The Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Attn: Jack Dahl, President
3217 W Overland Rd
Boise, Idaho 83705

Please make checks payable to:
St Vincent de Paul, SW.I.D.C.

Note "Thanksgiving Food Box" on the check
Please consider donating your time.  Volunteers are needed November 23-26.  If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, call (208) 559-2294.

Do you want an idea of just how big this operation is? Check out this photo slideshow from the 2018 Thanksgiving Food Box Project. There are scenes from every stage of the project - from sign up to tear down.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
COVID-19 Update 3/25/20
Based on the new stay-at-home order we have modified our Coronavirus response.

-Effectively Immediately; all of our Thrift Stores are Closed until further notice
-The Meridian food pantry is closed until further notice. Clients are encouraged to visit our Overland food pantry.
-That food pantry has been deemed essential and will stay open as long as there are volunteers and food on the shelves.

We are not an organization with a large savings account or assets tied up for a rainy day. We always give what we have to the community. This pandemic has left us without many of our revenue streams and more requests for assistance than ever before. We are hemorrhaging cash and resources. We could close our doors, but the community needs us. So we need you. If you are in a stable financial position, please consider an emergency donation to St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho.

We are standing up for our neighbors in this crisis, will you stand with us?

Donate online right now and view all Coronavirus details at
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers, donors, and sponsors who have stepped up thus far to help us during this pandemic crisis. We could not do it without you!

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to make a difference during the pandemic please visit our website at
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Today, we had demand unlike anything we had ever seen before at our food pantries. When we opened our Overland location, cars were lined up three blocks down. Many individuals are facing unprecedented financial stress from the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We wont close our doors until the last can on the shelf is gone or we run out of funds. We are in this, together. If you're able to help us help others, please visit us online at to get involved in the fight to help our neighbors.
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