Local Produce = Healthy Food
Fresh produce is an essential component of a healthy diet but is not always accessible to someone on a tight budget. Grow-A-Row is an excellent opportunity to bridge community, build relationships, and provide our customers with fresh, local produce. With the start of the growing season, we’re looking for gardeners to donate some of their garden produce to the food bank. By choosing to Grow-A-Row for the food bank, your effort ensures that the under-served in our community have access to high-quality produce
Produce Preparation and Distribution
Please wash or rinse any excessive dirt from the produce.
Our warehouse is open from 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday and Tuesday evenings until 7 pm. Donations can be accepted anytime during those hours. There is no need to call ahead.
Did you know Gallatin Valley Food Bank has gardens of our own? We always need help maintaining them. Whether you have garden experience or not, there are many ways for you to get involved. Volunteer opportunities include weeding, watering, planting, harvesting from April through October. To view the complete list click HERE.
The Gallatin Valley Food Bank is excited to share with you an innovative program to expand gardening opportunities in our community. We have committed to developing and managing a quarter acre space in the new Story Mill Community Park. In anticipation of the park being completed by the summer of 2019, GVFB has utilized AmeriCorps Vistas for the past two years to develop partnerships, build programming and curriculum. The past two summers have been spent piloting different models. The program will teach youth gardening skills, self-reliance, nutrition, land stewardship, and provide pathways to food security. The Learning Garden Program is the latest addition to meet GVFB’s mission and reach an audience that has limited opportunities to engage in the community. Learn more HERE.
For more information call us at 586.7600