Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for Gallatin Valley Food Bank while raising awareness of hunger issues in our community. Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food the 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. In addition, with the onset of COVID-19 last March, the Food Bank halted all food drive efforts and did not begin taking individual donations until October of 2020 (due to safety concerns) This significantly impacted their food supply.
It’s easy to get involved. Invite your family and friends to join you on April 10th 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 HERE
To learn more about Childhood Hunger in Montana, click HERE.
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 huge success.
What we are asking:
To volunteer with Spring for Food click HERE
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 secure website.
Did you know that according to Feeding America, the outbreak of COVID has increased child food insecurity in Montana by 36%, and about 30% of all individuals currently receiving food from the food bank are children?
The upcoming annual Spring Food drive event takes place in conjunction with Fight Childhood Hunger Week, April 5th – 9th. Raising 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.
Join by donating during Spring for Food or participate in any number of fun activities taking place that week visit our Facebook page for the most current information: https://www.facebook.com/GallatinValleyFoodBank
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.
Thank you for contributing your time, energy, and donations to Spring for Food 2021!