Help us make sure no one in the Gallatin Valley goes to bed hungry.
Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating
funds for HRDC's Gallatin Valley Food Bank while raising awareness of
hunger issues in our community. Food drives provide some of the healthiest
and highest-quality food Gallatin Valley Food Bank receives.
The Spring for Food drive is an opportunity to support a sustainable
supply of food during a time when donations are less frequent.
How can you help?
It’s easy to get involved. Invite your family and friends to join you on
April 6th to collect food at one of the participating grocery stores in
our area. Your contribution (food, funds, or time) will support the
distribution of groceries to area families, in addition to supplementing
the KidsPack and KidsPantry programs, which provide weekend nutritional
support so kids show up ready to learn each Monday.
This year, we’re setting up central donation points at participating
supermarkets in Bozeman and Belgrade so that people can donate as they’re
shopping. To volunteer click
Please fill out the volunteer form below and select a grocery store
close to where you live. Volunteers are encouraged to pull together a
small group of friends and family to join them in making this event a
What we are asking:
Before the Event: Sign up on the form below to
register at one of the local grocery stores for a two-hour shift. This
is a large volunteer effort, so please make sure you are available at
the time you sign up for, as rescheduling will be a challenge.
The Day of the Event: Show up at the supermarket
you’ve signed up for. Employees of the food bank or volunteers from
the previous shift will provide training. Volunteers will be
responsible for handing out wish lists of desired donation items and
receiving donations in our watermelon bins.
After the Event: As the food drive winds down, a
truck or van will come to your location to pick up our food bins. The
final volunteer shift (1:45-3 PM) will be responsible for waiting
until the truck arrives. We expect all pick-up vehicles to arrive
before by 3 but, if you are on the last shift, make sure your schedule
is flexible in case there are unanticipated delays.
Monetary donations support the purchase of food products for our
shelves. If you are unable to participate this year and would like to
contribute, consider making a monetary donation towards this year's food
drive, you can do so through the
Gallatin Valley Food Bank's
Gallatin Valley Food Bank
GVFB Mission: To improve food security throughout
Southwest Montana. GVFB is one of HRDC’s Food and Nutrition Programs
working to ensure no one goes to bed hungry.
In 2022-2023 fiscal year, the Gallatin Valley Food Bank serves an average of 1,461 households (roughly 3,725 individuals) a month through the Emergency Food Box Program alone at our Bozeman location and our satellite service in Belgrade.
In the 2022-2023 fiscal year the Gallatin Valley Food Bank and our satellite site in Belgrade distributed 17,532 food boxes.
On average, 6,669 pounds (3.33 tons) of food are distributed to families every day.
During the 2022-2023 fiscal year end the Gallatin Valley Food Bank distributed 1,667,276 pounds of food. Out of the total, 174,850 pounds of food went to other area nonprofits, the Fork & Spoon, CSFP, and KidsPack. All this took an extraordinary effort by hundreds of volunteers and dedicated staff.
In 2022-23, the food rescue program collected 905,977 pounds of food from area grocery stores.
Thank you for contributing your time, energy, and donations to Spring
for Food 2024!