POPP (Power of Purchase Program) has been developed by The Idaho Foodbank and an advisory council in response to the needs of Partner Agencies who are currently purchasing grocery items at retail price.
IFB can purchase items in truckload quantities at unit prices well below retail pricing. We will pass those savings along to you. You can count on the availability of our staple items.
The value of POPP to Partner Agencies are:
- Increased quantities of staple food items you need at significantly less than retail cost.
- Decreased staff/volunteer shopping time.
- Decreased shopping transportation costs.
- More clients served through increased savings.
POPP products are not meant to be a replacement for donated items. We will continue to aggressively seek donations and they will be available to you as they have always been. POPP is an additional program and service of The Idaho Foodbank developed as a response to the level of demand for emergency food services in Idaho.
What do you need to do to participate in POPP?
All Partner Agencies that choose to participate in POPP must sign a POPP agreement. Also a current ST-101, Sales Tax Resale or Exemption Certificate will be required from all exempt POPP partners. The Idaho Foodbank is required by the Idaho State Tax Commission to collect sales tax on POPP products sold to non-exempt Partner Agencies. Return POPP agreement and ST101 (if applicable) to:
The Idaho Foodbank
Attn: Amy Mitchell
3562 S. TK Ave
Boise, ID 83705
FAX: (208) 336-9692
What happens once you are signed up for POPP?
After signing a POPP agreement and a ST101 (if applicable) as a partner of The Idaho Foodbank, you will receive a list of POPP products on Agency Express. You may order once a month, but pick up as many times as you are picking up donated product. POPP purchases will be invoiced on the same monthly cycle as delivery fees and value-added product (VAP) fees and will share the same credit terms.
Please contact our Accounting Office if you have questions regarding your billing (208) 577-2695.
We ask you as a POPP participant to take a preference and satisfaction survey quarterly. This survey will help The Idaho Foodbank assess the success of the program. Surveys will be conducted on-line and you will be sent a link to the survey each quarter.