Empowering kids with nutritional resources during the school year.
Children should have a hunger for knowledge, ensuring they have a full belly gives them that opportunity. Childhood nutrition programs provide students across the spectrum with food access both in and out of school. Our goal is to ensure that all kids have access to food and arrive at school fed and ready to learn each day.
The Healthy KidsPack Program is a weekly supplemental bag of groceries that provides healthy foods to children across Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson counties. Nutritionally balanced, kid-friendly foods are packed and distributed to local school children every Friday during the school year. The KidsPack program is open to all students at participating elementary schools regardless of their family’s income.
KidsPack signup is open for the 22/23 school year. This year we will be offering a varied menu and weekly produce distribution alternating between carrots and apples.
To sign up for KidsPack, please complete the below form and return it to your child’s school – front office, teacher, counselor.
The KidsPantry Program provides in-school and weekend food access to students in Middle and High School. Operating as a pantry, students have the privacy and autonomy to choose items that best suit their needs. Selected items can be taken home or consumed at school as needed. Healthy, kid-friendly foods are distributed each week to participating schools and facilitated through the school’s counselor’s office. To sign up or learn more, talk to your school counselor.
Did you know 1 in 6 children in Montana struggle with hunger?
The Healthy KidsPacks program distributes more than 11,000 bags of food annually to children across the valley.
Providing a monthly donation of just $20 ensures that one child will have access to nutritional support for four weeks. Donate today
Every week close to 500 premade bags go out for KidsPack. Join the volunteer crew that assembles bags for distribution.
Bags are packed with shelf stable food supplies that supplement the entire families food budget and include enough for 3-4 meals depending on how the child or families decide to use the items.
This is a fun activity for kids, families, and co-workers that takes place 3-4 times a month on Tuesday evenings. Sign up to Volunteer
Every week close to 500 premade bags go out to local elementary schools for participating KidsPack recipients.
Join the volunteer crew that delivers bags and pantry supplies weekly or become a substitute driver. Delivering KidsPacks/KidsPantry does involve some physical aspects (lifting packed crates and utilizing a hand-truck). Please note there is a limit of two people per shift due to vehicle constraints.
Deliveries take place in our vehicles. For more information on Volunteering to deliver please email Lyra at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).