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Food Assistance Hours

Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm

Donation & Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Donation & Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Staff

Meet our crew!

 

Donavan Glasgow,

Warehouse Assistant/Driver
Hobbies: I love to run, hike, and bake in my free time! I was born and raised in New Mexico, so I am looking forward to getting involved in winter activities as well! Previous work experience:  As the AmeriCorps Childhood Nutrition VISTA at GVFB, I worked to expand and evaluate our KidsPack, KidsPantry, and Summer Meals programs. This work involved recruiting and training new volunteers, developing and distributing a survey investigating how these programs can be improved for participants and partners, and creating marketing materials. While in school I did a number of internships, including working with my local food pantry and working with refugee farmers in Portland, Maine. I also have a few years under my belt slinging coffee as a barista. Education: B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Wes Cawood,

Warehouse Coordinator/Driver

My primary duties at the Food Bank are maintaining and organizing the large supply of donations that we receive from various local businesses and individuals. I also coordinate with the rest of the Food Bank staff and volunteers to ensure they are able to perform their duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Previous work experience: I’ve spent most of my life in agriculture; everything from dairy farming to cattle ranching to large scale wheat and corn farming to small scale vegetable production.
Hobbies: Fly fishing, hiking and camping, XC and downhill skiing, playing bluegrass guitar, gardening, and food preservation.

Education: BS in Conservation Biology

Dara Fedrow,

Volunteer Coordinator

I am so excited to be taking over the position of Volunteer Coordinator. My job responsibilities include overseeing the 100+, incredible weekly volunteers in addition to group service scheduling. I also manage the day-to-day operations of the store.

Being a New York native, I moved to Missoula two years ago to study sustainable food and farming. I recently moved to Bozeman to start this position with the Food Bank. My previous jobs have included spearheading a community composting program in Brooklyn, NY,  working on organic farms, and being a teaching assistant for the Environmental Studies department at UM.

Preventing food waste, growing food, and empowering others are some things I am passionate about. I am also a total nerd about composting and building healthy soil. When I have free time, I love hiking, camping, cross country skiing, seeing live music, and reading (or napping) in hammocks.  I have loved meeting the amazing team of staff and volunteers that make this place possible!

Jennifer Treff,

Data Entry & Reception

My role at GVFB is reception and data entry. I answer the phone, greet folk, enter intake information and try to be available to help wherever needed.

Giving to our community through volunteering is a passion for me. I have been fortunate to volunteer for a short time at GVFB and for over 2 years at Fork & Spoon. I am now employed at both! And I get to work with great groups of staff and volunteers. Everyday working here is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!  Couldn’t help but borrow from Forrest Gump! Seeing folks get food for their family or a good meal gives me joy. I have never experienced being hungry- it is humbling to serve our food-insecure patrons.

I’m a Texas native but have lived in Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and now Montana. I came to Bozeman because my daughter and her husband are here. Could there be a better reason?!

I enjoy being outside, taking care of animals and our little acre during the summer. When winter hits, I hibernate! Should have been a bear! Although spending time at Window Rock cabin last winter and snowshoeing around Hyalite may change my mind.

Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys! Through the good and bad years.

Fun Fact: I have stood on the equator and the top of the great wall of China.

Carolyn Powers,

Data Entry Specialist

After working with the Low Income Energy Assistance Program at HRDC for 3 seasons, my husband and I started a business which required me to resign my position. However, I was still able to be a part of this amazing organization by assisting with data entry for various HRDC programs, working from home. I am incredibly blessed and humbled to be a part of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank team. My primary responsibilities are ensuring that accurate and current data is entered into one of our primary database systems.

Hobbies: I absolutely love summertime! You can usually find me mowing the lawn, fussing with my flowers or just enjoying the sunshine on the back patio. During those not so summer months, I enjoy painting, writing in my journal and Bobcat football games.

Education: At the age of 30 and three kids in tow, I started college. I was able to realize my dream by earning my BS in Psychology at Montana State University. GO CATS!

Fun Fact: I’ve been collecting Michael Jordan memorabilia since 1994.

Matt Kirby,

AmeriCorps PRC VISTA

I am serving the Gallatin Valley Food Bank for the next year. I will be helping build capacity for childhood nutrition programs and the Kids Summer Lunch program. I consider myself very lucky to be working with such a dedicated and experienced team to help eradicate food insecurity in Montana.

Education: B.A. in Liberal Arts from Bennington College, with concentrations in Acting and Writing.

Passions: I am a published playwright and an experienced performer. I am passionate about politics, art, and music. I’m also an avid reader and a lifelong baseball fan.

Fun Fact: I play bass and guitar (badly) and I was in a punk band in high school and college. I LOVE loud, fast music.

WISH LIST
  • Fresh Produce
  • Masa Harina
  • Granola Bars
  • Diced Green Chiles
  • Shelf-Stable Milk
  • Microwavable Meals (ramen, easy mac, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter 16oz
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pantry Staples like Flour, Sugar, Oil, and Spices
  • Diapers size 3 and up
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Detergent

Nonperishable donations can be dropped off at most local grocery stores. Look for donation bins near the front of each store.

Donations during off-peak hours are encouraged (8 am- 12:00 pm or after 2:30 pm).

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