City of Good partners with local restaurants and growers to curate and deliver ready-to-eat meals to neighbors experiencing food insecurity in the Boise community. This could be anything from a Fuel Kit with enough nutrition to last a child all weekend or a hot meal to welcome a refugee to Boise. Since March of 2020, City of Good has distributed over 75,000 nutritious, restaurant-made meals to those who need it. We support those who prepare the meals – like Certified Kitchen & Bakery and Roots Zero Waste Market – by paying living wages and utilizing local food resources.
We work to connect restaurants with local growers and food producers. As our programs grow, so too does our commitment to making it easier for local producers to get their food into kitchens across Boise. We work to ensure that all of our restaurant partners are using 30% local food products and that consumers know where their meals are produced.
Beyond supporting our own programs, City of Good helps recruit, train, and manage volunteers for nonprofits whose missions support and elevate our own.
Established in March of 2020, City of Good is a Boise-based nonprofit organization that mobilizes people and businesses to address community needs through a sustainable food system and an inclusive economy. We do this by:
- Partnering with local restaurants and growers to curate and deliver nourishing, ready-to-eat meals to neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
- Distributing fresh produce and diverse shelf stable goods to Boise School District Community School food pantries from refugee-owned farms and locally-owned international markets.
- Working with local refugee resettlement agencies and restaurants to provide hot meals to refugees from across the globe, welcoming them to Boise and helping facilitate a smooth stay in their temporary housing.
By supporting our local restaurants, growers, and neighbors in need, we believe we can help create a more prosperous future for all.
We help create a more prosperous future for all.
City of Good supports a sustainable food system by getting fresh food to people who need it, supporting local restaurants and businesses, keeping farms thriving and the local food scene vibrant and accessible.
Our Circle of Good
RESTAURANTS + GROWERS + NEIGHBORS
When every step of the process benefits participants, we’re working within a circle of good. From helping restaurants and farms thrive, to supporting our food insecure community in innovative ways, we strive to create mutual benefit at every stage of our program development and execution. We respect, appreciate, recognize, and build relationships with our partners, donors, recipients, volunteers, and staff equally. Meals are not provided out of a sense of pity or a desire for gratitude but with a commitment to supporting a healthy food system and a strong community where all residents have access to good food and those who provide it are paid a living wage.