(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.

Do you need help?

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

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.

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

 

6 days ago

Bigfork Food Bank

Mark Your Calendars!! I know it's early, but wanted everyone to know there's gonna be a Mother's Day Free-Will Concert by Wai Mizutani and Friends at the United Methodist Church in Bigfork benefiting the Food Bank on Mother's Day at 3 p.m.. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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Ann Tucker said:

On March 5, we had 17 families (42 individuals) and distributed only 863 pounds.

Today we had 27 families (45 individuals) and distributed 1391 pounds. We think the weather has played a role in the limited amount of clients as a lot cannot get out!

Naomi, get those “Crossroaders” ready for April 9 and 23. Please have 4 volunteers here by 8:30. And if there is any way you could carpool from the church, we would really appreciate it.

There is so much snow in our parking lot and space is at a premium. We sort of took over the parking lot at NAPA and it just really isn’t fair to do that!
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3 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker said:

Well the month of February is almost over and I am glad! Hopefully, March is going to be much warmer!!!

Today we served 32 families--5 of whom had never been here before--and distributed 1,689 pounds. Community United Methodist Church worked hard for us in
February and on some very cold days! Thanks to each one of you!

Last Tuesday evening we served 25 families (61 people) and distributed 1,439 pounds of food.

March will see Bigfork Baptist volunteers working here!!!

And now for the news---DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!
Flathead Health Department did their inspection today and we received an A+ !! My thanks to all the volunteers and staff who made this possible!

Enjoy the sunshine!
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1 month ago

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Hughes Goodwin, Wildlife Photographer extraordinaire, dropped in yesterday with a most generous donation for the Bigfork Food Bank. Hughes and his wife have been faithful supporters!
Isn't Flathead Valley the Best of the Best!!!
Thank you Thank you Thank you.
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1 month ago

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Pictured is Cody Bessette from Straight Blast Gym International (SBG) in Bigfork standing by the results of their food drive. He netted 431 pounds of food for the Bigfork Food Bank. What a great group of people. Thank you, ALL!! ... See MoreSee Less

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