(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.

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Food Distribution

Both perishable and nonperishable foods are distributed.



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.


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


4 days ago

Bigfork Food Bank

Debbie Ingram wrote:
I'm organizing the Christmas stocking project for the Food Bank kids. We would like to get the word out to those that are filling socks on their own that we want them by Friday, Dec. 13.
They can be dropped off at Half to Have It Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, I would be happy to pick them up. Just call me at 885-7714.
We are going to fill the socks on Sunday, Dec. 15. The response from the community is overwhelming!! This started out as a one-op, but now we are calling it the First Annual!!!
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2 weeks ago

Bigfork Food Bank

Ann Tucker wrote:
I failed last week to mention items that we need for our next distribution! So here they are!

Cranberry sauce
Canned fruit

Anything you can do to help us is MOST appreciated!

Thank You! May you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
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2 weeks ago

Bigfork Food Bank

AnnTucker wrote:
Thanksgiving Distribution 2019 is officially in the books! We were open Tuesday from 9 until 6 and was it a busy day! We served at total of 97 families representing 235 individuals and distributed a total of 8,306 pounds of food! We did regular distribution as well as Thanksgiving Dinner. It was a very busy day indeed! We are going to be officially closed until Dec. 3, giving our volunteers time to enjoy their Thanksgiving Day and take a breather!

This was truly a community effort. If you volunteered, if you donated food or money, if you coordinated a food drive---

T H A N K Y O U ! !

Please enjoy your Thanksgiving even more in the knowledge that you helped our neighbors have a nice Thanksgiving, too!

And mark your calendar for another great event. A Fashion Show/brunch at Shafer’s restaurant (Mountain Lake Lodge) on Saturday, December 7 from 10-1. Fashions will be provided by S M Bradford, so you know it will be very nice. I hope to get more details soon and will pass them along to you!

Thanks for everything you do for the Food Bank. May you and yours have a Most Blessed Thanksgiving!!! We all have so much for which to give thanks!
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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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Our Trusty and very Strong volunteer, Harry, made sure all of our Thanksgiving turkeys were stored properly in our walk-in freezer ready for next week's distribution. WooHoo. Our Thanksgiving preparations are almost complete. ... See MoreSee Less

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