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 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
  • Low sodium 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

In its 21st year, this annual friendly food drive competition between Missoula and Bozeman helps to raise necessary food and funds for both communities.  Join Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley Food Bank in collecting donations for this community effort (check the Can the Griz box on the food drive registration form). 

Can the Griz posters, web graphics, and additional content is available on the Can the Griz website: 

Community Food Drive Registration

Please register your food or funds drive.
  • General Information

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

  • Participation

    Can the Griz is a friendly food drive competition between Bozeman and Missoula to see who can raise the most food and funds. To have your donations count towards Can the Griz they must be dropped off at the Food Bank no earlier than November 6th, and no later than November 19th.


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.



Holiday Closures

    • Christmas Day through New Year's
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Presidents' Day
    • Memorial Day
    • 4th of July (Obs. July 3rd)
    • Labor Day
    • Mary Martin Day (Obs. Oct. 16th)
    • Thanksgiving & Day after