Pack the Pantry 2022!

Please watch our interview with Idaho 6 News about this event here!


Please join us on Thursday, April 21st from 4-6:30pm, when the United Way of Treasure Valley's Women United group will be collecting items for our Homeless Student Basic Needs Pantry! This pantry serves over 60 schools across 11 Idaho and 2 Oregon counties in our service region. We want school counselors, nurses, and Community School Coordinators to have resources to support vulnerable students with basic needs items before they leave the school environment for summer break. COVID-19 and the region's affordable housing crisis have more youth than ever before experiencing barriers to basic hygiene, food insecurity, and a positive learning environment. 

How to participate

If you cannot join us the day-of, please feel free to send your contribution to the pantry by using our Amazon Wishlist or Walmart Wishlist!

For those of you joining us in-person, please plan to put your items in the trunk of your car and enter our parking lot on the east side of the building. We are located at 3100 S. Vista Ave. in Boise. You'll be greeted and directed to the location where we will unload your vehicle. You will exit the parking lot on the west side of our building. 

Items needed

Easy-to-eat items such as:

  • nuts and seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
  • dried fruit
  • protein bars/snack bars/granola bars
  • tuna pouches (esp if they come with a utensil)
  • crackers
  • crackers with PB or cheese
  • peanut butter
  • cookies
  • beef jerky
  • popcorn (popped in an individual serving size bag)
  • veggie straws/chips

Hygiene items:

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • toothbrushes
  • dental floss
  • toothpaste
  • combs
  • brushes
  • tampons
  • maxi pads
  • lice kits

Items in highest demand:

  • shampoo
  • bodywash (male & female)
  • deodorant (male & female)
  • hairbrushes
  • underwear