Need Extra Groceries? Ask us about our Senior Grocery Program
Senior groceries (also known commodities) are foods distributed to seniors each month. The GVFB administers this federal program in Gallatin, Park, and Madison Counties. Each month qualified seniors will receive shelf-stable canned fruits, vegetables, juice, dairy, proteins, and grains. In order to participate an individual must be 60 or older and meet an income threshold. ($1,383 for a household of one, $1,868 for a household of 2, etc.)
The average age of our participants is 68.5 years with an average household income of $687 per month. Seniors can receive this food AND a food box each month. Thanks to a team of 30+ volunteers, much of this food is delivered right to the customer’s front door. An exciting development this year is the addition of fresh produce, cottage cheese, yogurt, and turkey breasts to our distributions.
If you enjoy working with seniors we are always looking for volunteer drivers to help distribute food each month.
Download the application here: Senior Grocery Application
Mail completed applications to:
Gallatin Valley Food Bank, PO Box 1129, Bozeman MT 59771
Laura Stonecipher, Programs Manager
Senior Meal Preparation Services
Making sure that our seniors eat nutritious meals that are prepared with an awareness of their dietary restrictions as well as personal preferences is a priority. Our Volunteer Senior Nutrition program matches a dependable and safe volunteer with a senior in need of companionship along with meal planning and preparation.
Are you a senior looking for help with meal planning, meal preparation, and companionship or a volunteer interested in spending time with Senior planning and preparing meals? Please contact us for more information about Senior Nutrition Services: Laura at 586-7600 or Dana at 600-6269.
More Senior Nutrition Services are also available at the Bozeman Senior Center including the Farmer’s Market coupons for Seniors.