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El-Ada Community Action Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations to us are tax-deductible. 

Your tax-deductible donation will help provide resources to families in Elmore, Ada, and Owyhee counties.


You may also drop-off or mail your donation to 701 E 44th Street #1, Garden City, ID 83714.

$12 covers a 10-day bus pass 


$36 covers a food box for a family of

1-3 people


$100 pays for emergency water utility assistance for one family

$1,000 pays for a one-time deposit for a veteran family

$5,000 helps us fund our affordable housing projects

El-Ada takes in-kind donations during business hours Monday-Thursday at all locations.

Here is a list from the Idaho Foodbank of suggested donations.

Fruits and Vegetables

Canned vegetables

Fruits canned in juice or extra light syrup

100% fruit and/or vegetable juices

Tomato products and pasta sauces 



Whole grain pasta

Regular or instant brown rice

Plain oats/oatmeal

Whole grain cereals with low sugar


Pantry Staples

Canola or other cooking oils

Whole wheat or all-purpose flour

Baking powder and baking soda

Dried herbs and spices


Household Items

Can openers 

Cleaning supplies (dish soap, sponges, disinfectant spray/wipes, etc.)



Canned or dried beans and peas

Unsalted nuts

Canned meats and fish (low sodium)

Canned meals (soup, stew, chili, etc.)

Peanut or other nut butters (all natural with no trans-fat is best)



Non-fat or low-fat milk

Milk alternatives (rice, soy, almond) These items must be boxed, canned, or dehydrated so they are shelf-stable.


Personal Care Items

Toilet paper


Toothpaste and toothbrushes

Soap and shampoo


 If you are interested in doing a donation drive or want to partner with El-Ada for another purpose-- please email El-Ada at

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