“There are children that take care of themselves.  Their parents are never home, either because they are working, looking for work, or just neglectful. I would see these children come to school on Monday mornings, dirty and starving, for both food and attention.   Here at school we can try our best to give the kids attention and food they need, but only when they are here.  When the food in your KidsPack program started, these children were looking forward to weekends, whereas before they dreaded Fridays because they knew there wasn’t going to be a good meal again until Monday.”  – School Secretary on the impact of KidsPack

 About our program:

The KidsPack Program is a weekend supplemental food resource that provides healthy food access and nutrition information to elementary children across Gallatin, Madison and Jefferson counties.

Through the KidsPack Program, nutritionally balanced, kid-friendly foods are packed and distributed to local school children every Friday during the school year.  The goal of KidsPack is to ensure that all children have access to food over the weekend and arrive at school fed and ready to learn each week.

The KidsPack Program distributes more than 700 bags to children each week in twenty schools throughout Gallatin, Madison and Jefferson Counties. 

Help us end childhood hunger

in Southwest Montana for $7 a Week

The Healthy KidsPacks program distributes more then 11,000 bags annually.  Providing a monthly donation of just $28 ensures that a child will have access to nutritional resources every Friday.

Are you interested in sponsoring a school?

School sponsorship varies depending on each schools program enrollment, ranging from $500-$7,400.  To learn more about sponsorship please contact Lyra via email lyra@gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org or Donate HERE


Our school year volunteer opportunities are full for through June 2018, if you would like to schedule a volunteer packing crew for the fall (beginning in September) please email kidspack@thehrdc.org.


This program would not be possible without the generous support from The Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and Town Pump Charitable Foundation


HRDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Action Agency. We provide programs and services in the areas of housing, food and nutrition, child and youth development, senior empowerment, transportation, energy assistance, and community development.