Food & Fund Drives 

Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank while raising awareness of hunger issues in our community. Monetary donations keep our freezers running, lights on, and our vehicles on the road.  They also support our innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education. Cash also allows the Gallatin Valley Food Bank to purchase bulk food to be repacked 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. Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food the Gallatin Valley Food Bank receives.
We DO accept fresh produce as well as commercially processed Wild Game. 
A huge thank you to the hundreds of schools, offices, faith-based groups and others who organize food and fund drives.

List of Currents Food Needs

  • Low sodium tomato products
  • Canned tuna or chicken in water
  • Canned fruits in juice
  • Low sodium canned vegetables
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Low sugar cereal
  • Low sugar peanut butter
  • Brown rice
  • Soups

Download Wish List


  • 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

Register your food drive:

  • General Information

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

  • Participation

    Can the Griz is a friendly off-field competition taking place November 9th through November 23rd between MSU (Bozeman) and the U of M (Missoula) to see which community can collect the most donations for their local food banks. Your collections will still be credited to you and your group, your collections will also go towards the total weight in an effort to help us beat the Griz.


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.