(406) 837-0360 or (406) 250-4546 bigforkmtfoodbank@gmail.com

The Bigfork Food Bank

Neighbors helping neighbors – The Bigfork Food Bank has served the Bigfork Community since 1983.

Now Assisting with SNAP Applications

Please ask at the food bank or view the SNAP Website for more details.

Do you need help?

Clients may visit the food bank twice a month. We are open most Tuesdays.

Visit our Calendar here

Our awesome volunteer staff!

An amazing team of volunteers runs our facility. Are you interested in helping? Stop by during our office hours or call (406) 837-0360 or (406) 250-4546.

Contact Us

Food Distribution

Both perishable and nonperishable foods are distributed.

Woodshed

 

Bigfork is the only food bank in the state that provides wood for clients. All wood and labor are donated.

Holiday Turkey Distribution

The Bigfork Food Bank distributes nearly 200 turkeys during the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday season.

Who supports us?

Local churches take turns providing volunteer assistance to the Bigfork Food Bank.

In operation since 1983, the Bigfork Food Bank distributes both donated and purchased food to more than 190 families in the Bigfork area. As a nonprofit, tax exempt, all volunteer organization, its goal is to provide basic nutritional support to those in need. Families whose average income falls below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for food bank assistance. The food bank is supported entirely by community donations; it receives no funding from government agencies or United Way.

Generally, the Bigfork Food Bank is open the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4PM to 6PM; and the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 9AM to 1PM. The food bank is closed on fifth Tuesdays. Special schedules serve holiday clients in November and December. For details, see the calendar.

The Bigfork Food Bank depends on volunteers and community donations.

There is no funding from state or local governments.

100% Community Funded

The Bigfork Food Bank has no paid staff positions. 100% of all donations go directly to the operations and distribution of food.

42 Tons Distributed Food

The Bigfork Food Bank distributed nearly 84,181 pounds of food to Bigfork area clients in 2019. For more details, view 2019 data.

202 Households

The Bigfork Food Bank served 202 families in 2019. We helped 3,029 individuals.

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3,908 Volunteer Hours

The Bigfork Food Bank is run by all volunteers. Our volunteers donated 3,908 hours of labor in 2019.

Donate Now

You can help us continue to assist needy families.  We are now accepting online donations to make giving to your neighbors even easier, or use our handy printable form for sending in checks and money orders. Your donation is tax deductible.

Bigfork Food Bank – Facebook

 

3 weeks ago

Bigfork Food Bank

Ann Tucker wrote:
Things are still really weird at the Food Bank! Last Tuesday night we served 21 families, (55 individuals) and distributed 1,886 pounds of food. Today we had only 19 families (36 individuals and distributed 1,359 pounds of food. Tuesday night was pretty typical of pre-covid numbers, but today was less than half of “normal.”

We really don’t need anything for now! We really, really stocked up in April thinking we would be bombarded with clients during the pandemic and as a result we have a really good supply of everything!

There is one item we could use however—plastic bags! Please save your grocery bags and drop them in the blue bin for us!

I’m asking for your prayers for Neta Stilkey please. Most of you know that Neta has been an integral part of the Food Bank for many years and has been diagnosed with cancer. Everyone here misses her so much! I’m asking for every church to pray for her and Dick, please!
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1 month ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
Ok everyone, today we served 20 families (39 individuals) and distributed 1,264 pounds of food. Last Tuesday night we had 14 families (30 individuals) and distributed 1,101 pounds of food.

As you can see, our numbers are below pre-covid levels. Why?

We thought it might have been from the fact that people received their stimulus checks and didn’t need us. However, in talking with clients today I found out that many did not qualify to receive the checks. So I don’t know! The Food Banks in Columbia Falls and Lakeside are also experiencing the same phenomenon.

Thank you for what you do for us as always!!!!
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