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, we have distributed over 70,000 nutritious restaurant-made meals to those who need it.
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.
We aim to make it easy for people to do the right thing: get good food to people who need it, volunteer for community events, support local businesses, keep farms thriving and the local food scene vibrant and accessible.
Our Circle of Good
When every step of the process benefits participants, we’re working within a circle of good. 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.