In October of 2006, the first ever statewide Summit on Hunger and Food Insecurity was held in Boise. It was the first time our faith leaders, charitable emergency food providers, state and local government, health providers, advocacy groups, business and industry, and community members gathered together to learn of hunger and food insecurity in Idaho and to craft solutions appropriate to Idaho. Over 260 people from 23 Idaho counties, 37 Idaho cities, two tribes, and six neighboring states traveled to Boise to talk about hunger in Idaho and craft "next steps" for Idaho. One of the 'next steps' from that first Summit on Hunger and Food Insecurity was the creation of a statewide task force meant to work as a collaboration of public and private representatives from many different sectors in the state, working together to alleviate hunger in Idaho through support of programs and policies. 


The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is a privately funded 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization under West Central Highland Resource Council RC&D