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Food Assistance Hours

Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday Evening 5:00pm-7:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Donation Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Food & Fund Drives

Food & Fund Drives 

Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for the food bank and our services. Food drives also raise awareness of the experience of food insecurity right here in Southwest Montana. 

How to help us with a food & fund drive:

  • Food: Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food we receive. Please check out our wish list below for current food items we are asking for. If you are organizing a community food drive, register below. We DO accept fresh produce as well as commercially processed Wild Game if stored properly. 
  • Funds: Monetary donations allow us to purchase bulk food to be repackaged by volunteers. Because we are able to make large bulk purchases, our cost per pound of food is far lower than that of food bought at retail prices by individuals, which means your dollars buy twice as much food as they would in a store. These donations keep the freezers running, our Food Rescue trucks on the road, and our store shelves stocked.

Our food drive wish list:

  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned tuna/chicken in water
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tomato products
  • Soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Pasta
  • Mac and cheese

Items low in sodium and sugar preferred.

Download Wish List

Individuals and families that seek food bank emergency services are often more at risk of eating nutrient-poor foods. Help us provide the most nutritious food we can by limiting donations of:

  • Ultra-processed foods, foods with additives like soft drinks and candy
  • Foods with added fats
  • Foods with trans fat
  • Foods with added sodium
  • Refined grains
  • Desserts and sweets
  • Foods with added sugar
  • Fruits canned in syrup

Download Full Nutrition Guidelines

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Homemade items
  • Noncommercial canned items
  • Noncommercial packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages or mixes
  • Open or partially used items
  • Cans that have been frozen
  • Perishables that have not been stored properly

Community Food Drive Registration

Please register your food or fund drive.

  • General Information

  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Coordinator

  • Participation

  • 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

Visit our How to Donate page for more details, including donation hours and location.