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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 & Office Hours

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

Donation & Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Food & Fund Drives

Food & Fund Drives 

Do you want to help us stock our shelves by participating in Can the Griz? This year’s Can the Griz is happening between November 4-18. Read about hosting your food drive below and let us know that you want to participate! 

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

How to Donate:

  • Food: Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food the Gallatin Valley Food Bank receives. Please see our wishlist 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. 
  • 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 trucks on the road, and our store shelves stocked.

List of Currents Food Needs

  • Low sodium diced or whole tomato products
  • Canned fruits in juice
  • Low sodium canned vegetables
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Whole grain granola bars
  • Low sugar cereal
  • Low sugar peanut butter
  • Brown rice
  • Low sodium vegetable soups

Download Wish List

Individuals and families that seek food bank emergency services are typically 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

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

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).