(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

 

2 weeks ago

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Look what Brad and Kendra of Bigfork Builders brought the Bigfork Food Bank today - 265 pounds of food! What a wonderful way to start the new year. Thank you so much, Bigfork Builders!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
Last Tuesday evening we served 21 families (52 individuals) and distributed 1,260 pounds of food.

Today we had 25 families (44 individuals) and distributed 1,160 pounds of food.

St. John Paul sent 4 ladies who really worked hard for us!

A couple of housekeeping notes: We are blessed with an abundance of egg cartons and currently have no need for anymore.

And just recently we have received donations that we cannot use because they are opened or outdated. We appreciate all of our donations, but we cannot use any item whose expiration date is 12-18 months old.

Thank you for your understanding in this—it creates garbage (which now we pay to have removed) and we don’t want to have to get a second garbage container which costs more money! Thank you so much!

We have a client who is in dire need of a lift chair. If you know of one that might be donated to us, could you please call me at 250-4546?

Again, we are so appreciative for everything you do for us! Let’s have a wonderful 2021!
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4 weeks ago

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Chris Rembaugh, the General Manager of Corwin Motors in Kalispell, presented a check for $10,000 to Ann Tucker, the Director of the Bigfork Food Bank. Now, I knew how generous the Bigfork Community was but am blown away by the unbelievable donation from Corwin Motors. Flathead Valley, you are the Absolute Best!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
We made it through Christmas! Thanks to our spectacular volunteers and the generous people who support the Bigfork Food Bank! Thank you ALL!

For the Food Bank, 2020 is OVER! Let’s all pray 2021 is much much better!

On Dec 1, we only had 14 families (29 individuals) and we distributed 948 pounds of food. On Dec 8 we had only 20 families (55 individuals) and we distributed 1,369 pounds.

Yesterday was our Christmas distribution and the second monthly distribution for everyone in December. We served 84 families (200 individuals) and distributed a total of 7,038 pounds. It was a busy day but a special angel brought a wonderful lunch for all the volunteers. Hard work and a lot of fun!

Needless to say, we are going to need many items in January as our shelves have lots of empty spaces! The truck from Montana Food Bank Network is coming tomorrow morning but we will still need the following:

Cereal
Ramen
Sugar
“hearty type” soups
Rice
Toilet paper
Diced Tomatoes
Whole Tomatoes
Pancake Mix
Toilet Paper

I hope each and every one of you has a very Merry Christmas and a bright 2021. May God Bless you for what you have done for the Food Bank in 2020!
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1 month ago

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Look what Becca brought from Bigfork's own First Interstate Bank for the Bigfork Food Bank. Our Christmas distribution next week is gonna make for some very happy families. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, First Interstate Bank. ... See MoreSee Less

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