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Community Resources: Food Pantries & Shelters

In the past week, we've seen businesses close to help prevent the spread of germs. However, we know that business closures and illness can cause uncertainty and fear. We hope that conditions will stabilize soon, but in the event of job loss and financial insecurity, we want to share a list of community resources.

*Disclaimer: hours and services are subject to change depending on resources available and federal guidelines. Phone numbers have been provided for all resources. We encourage you to call before traveling to any of these places.

Food Pantries
WICAP food pantry

WICAP, 502 Main St, Caldwell, 208-454-0675

WICAP's Caldwell office is located right in downtown Caldwell. Their food pantry hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Although their offices are closed for other services, staff are available to assist with emergency services by phone. WICAP offers assistance with the following needs:

Transportation, Personal hygiene items, Household items, Clothing, Overnight shelter, Disaster relief, Food assistance, and more.

St. Vincent de Paul, St. Clare's, 3719 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell (behind thrift store), (208) 454-2132

St. Clare's Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 1 to 4 pm. Hygiene kits are also available on the first Wednesday of every month. Call the thrift store (number above) with any questions.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 E Linden St, Caldwell, 208-459-2451

The Caldwell Seventh-Day Adventist Church offers a food pantry on Mondays from 2:30 to 5 pm and Tuesdays from 10 am to 12:30 pm. They are currently not allowing people in the building but will bring food out to your vehicle. Because of these restrictions they are not able to provide their normal clothing pantry. Diapers will be available for families as well, depending on supply.

Oasis Food Center, 506 W Simplot Blvd, Caldwell,208-459-6000

The Oasis Food Center is open on Wednesdays from 12 to 2 pm and Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm. Although they normally serve a hot meal on Wednesdays, this service has been discontinued until further notice.

Food service worker handing a plate of food to another person

Western Idaho Community Crisis Center, 524 Cleveland Blvd Suite 160, Caldwell, 208-402-1044

The Western Idaho Community Crisis Center is a free, 24/7 resource near downtown Caldwell. No referrals or appointments are required. While the primary purpose of the Crisis Center is to provide services for people with mental health or substance abuse issues, folks with housing needs are also welcome to use the services. Staff will assist clients with additional resources as well.

Hope's Door Shelter, Caldwell

Hope's Door is the only shelter in Canyon County specifically for women and children escaping domestic violence situations. For more information about services, contact Advocates Against Family Violence (208) 459-6279.

Valley Women & Children's Shelter, 869 W. Corporate Ln., Nampa, 208-475-0725

Valley Women & Children's Shelter is Boise Rescue Mission's women's shelter in Nampa. They offer emergency housing services, clothing, meals, and case management. Call the listed phone number for information on checking in.

Lighthouse Rescue Mission, 304 16th Ave. North, Nampa, 208-461-5030

The Lighthouse Rescue Mission is Boise Rescue Mission's men's shelter in Nampa. They offer multiple services: food, shelter, clothing, etc. Meals are served three times a day and are open to men, women, and children.

Breakfast – 6:00 a.m. (Daily) Lunch – 12:00 p.m. (Daily) Dinner – 6:30 p.m. (Daily)

Human hands putting four giant puzzle pieces together

Salvation Army Family Shelter, 1412 4th St S Nampa, 208-461-3733

The Salvation Army Family Shelter is open to families with temporary housing needs. They also have a day resource center where meals, laundry, and shower services are available from Monday through Friday.

Breakfast 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Lunch 11:30 AM Showers 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Laundry 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We hope this list is helpful. If you have questions or need additional resources, please call or email us: 208-459-3242, Our response hours have been adjusted during our closure: Monday-Thursday, 10 am-7 pm, and Friday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

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