I have been a Thursday morning volunteer at the Gallatin Valley food bank (GVFB) for about 2 years. Volunteering for me is about meeting a need to underserved families and individuals in the community but more than that, it is about the people. There has been a consistency of volunteers that have become my friends whom I look forward to working with as well as the clients that have come to know me in the “bread room”. I moved to BZN from Eagle River, Alaska where I volunteered at the local food bank with my children. It was housed in our church building and open 2 days of the week. The food bank in BZN is a flagship operation in comparison. Most stores in the Gallatin valley contribute food. Fresh produce for the GVFB is phenomenal in the growing season, with many families from the community contributing produce & fruit. I am so proud to be part of such a giving community that touches so many people with their generosity in donations of time, talent and monetary contributions.