It’s easy to get involved. Invite your family and friends to join you on
April 18th to collect food at one of ten grocery stores in our area. Your
contribution will support almost 1,200 local families that receive
emergency food boxes each month, not to mention specific programs like
KidsPack and Kids’ Pantries, which helps prevent hunger for our area
If you’ve volunteered or donated in the past, then you know that Spring
for Food is usually a door-to-door collection process. That’s changing
this year. We’re setting up central donation points at every supermarket
in Bozeman and Belgrade so that people can donate as they’re shopping. To
To learn more about Childhood Hunger Awareness week and the fight to end
food insecurity for Children in Montana, 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 ten 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 (2 PM - 4:15 PM) will be responsible for waiting
until the truck arrives. We expect all pick-up vehicles to arrive
before 4:15 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
Fight Childhood Hunger Week
We are coordinating our upcoming annual Spring Food drive events in
conjunction with Fight Childhood Hunger Week,
April 13th - 19th. Fight Childhood Hunger Week raises
awareness of the issue of childhood hunger while helping schools and
communities to support food resource programs that provide students with
the meals they need to succeed.
Gallatin Valley Food Bank
GVFB Mission: To improve food security throughout
During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Gallatin Valley Food Bank
distributed 2,033,190 pounds of food.
The Gallatin Valley Food Bank serves an average 1,195 households
(roughly 3,214 individuals) every month through the Emergency Food
Box Program at our Bozeman location and our satellite service in
On average, 7,606 pounds (3.8 tons) of food is distributed to
families every day.
15% of households are single-parent families, 29% of households have
at least one child, and 30% are under 18.
Out of that total, 208,437 pounds of food went to other area
non-profits, the Fork and Spoon, CSFP and KidsPack. This took an
extraordinary effort by hundreds of volunteers and dedicated staff.
Volunteers are vital to fighting hunger. Our volunteers are the
backbone of our efforts and during the last fiscal year, our
volunteers contributed tens of thousands of hours to help alleviate
hunger in the Gallatin Valley.
Thank you for contributing your time, energy, and donations to Spring
for Food 2020!