(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 Tuesday.

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.

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.

44 Tons

The Bigfork Food Bank distributed nearly 44 tons of food to Bigfork area clients in 2017.

190 Households

The Bigfork Food Bank serves approximately 190 families annually.

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5000 Hours

Volunteers donate approximately 5000 hours of labor annually.

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 days ago

Bigfork Food Bank

Lois Greenhagen wrote:
I emptied out all my coin jars/hiding places this weekend. Dumped them on a cookie sheet and texted a picture to all my family members. Everyone replied with an amount they thought the pile of coins would amount to.

Big winners are my Daughter, Suzette in Maple Valley, WA, and the Bigfork Food Bank, which will be the recipient of the funds!

Thank you for all you are doing to help during these difficult times.
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Thank YOU, Lois, for the fun idea and for thinking of the Bigfork Food Bank!!
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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
We have done two distributions in the “BOXING” mode and I guess they went OK. It was a lot of work for the volunteers I assure you!

We served 33 families On March 17. That was 88 individuals and 2,226 pounds. Today, March 24, we served 39 households, 84 headcount, and distributed 1,911 pounds.

Our next distribution is April 7 from 1-6 pm.

THIS IS THE ONLY DISTRIBUTION IN APRIL!!!

We are trying to limit contact during these trying times.

Please remember the Food Bank in your prayers. It is an extremely stressful, busy time for all the volunteers trying to get everything done!

We need soups, ramen, rice, sugar, and of course, toilet paper!
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3 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
I’ve heard rumors this morning that the Bigfork Food Bank was running out of food. This is NOT TRUE!!

Please tell everyone you know that we have changed the way we distribute food to our clients, but we have ample stock to take care of our clients for the next few months.

It is all GOOD!

We could use toilet paper—should you discover any, please purchase some for the food bank. Bring me your receipt with your name and address and we will reimburse you! I was at Costco yesterday and they had lots and lots of toilet paper but I could only buy 30 rolls.

We could use about 150-200 rolls!

Thank you!!
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3 weeks ago

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Hi All, Ann Tucker wanted me to let you all know that we need TP at the Bigfork Food Bank. To that end, she saw that Costco is only allowing persons to purchase one (1) multipack of TP for each visit.

Should you have the time, please stop by Costco and pick up a multipack for the food bank. Ann said if you attach the receipt to the pack with your name and address, she will have our Bookkeeper send you a check for the purchase amount.
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