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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

 

1 week ago

Bigfork Food Bank

Jeff Sweet from the Bigfork Lodge #150 came by to donate a very generous check to the Bigfork Food Bank.

Mr. Sweet and all the members of Lodge #150, your generosity is so very much appreciated and your timing is impeccable!! Thank you all.
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2 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:

We did it!

With the help of wonderful volunteers from Bethel Chapel, November and Thanksgiving is in the books!

We served 82 clients (with 4 more families to come Friday) and distributed 6,781 pounds of food! This was 190 individuals.

For each and every one of you that donated food, money, your time and HARD LABOR, We Thank You! Our neighbors will have a wonderful Thanksgiving! God Bless you all!

As soon as we can get a grip on what we need for Christmas, I will get back to you! In the meantime, have a wonderful, safe and blessed Thanksgiving!
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3 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
Well it appears that Winter is here and with it comes many problems for members of our community. Without going into detail, yesterday at the Food Bank was –well, I can’t think of an appropriate word, but suffice it to say that if you have a warm place to sleep, have access to transportation, and have food to eat, you should consider yourself BLESSED!

We served 25 families yesterday (53 individuals) and distributed 1,418 pounds of food. Tuesday evening, the 3rd, we served 18 families (43 individuals) and distributed 1,198 pounds of food.

Bethel Chapel volunteers worked hard on the 10th handling distribution and helping us start getting set up for Thanksgiving distribution on the 17th. It is a bit early but we feel it will work out better for both our clients and volunteers to do it then than 2 days before Thanksgiving.

We have 100+ turkeys in our freezer and our shelves are stocked with all the “trimmings” for a holiday meal. And, thanks to wonderful donors we have more than enough coffee, cool whip, fried onions and other items to serve everyone!!!!

We have 76 families signed up for Thanksgiving and expect 10-20 more based on historic holidays.

Thank you for everyone who has participated in getting everything ready for Thanksgiving! Obviously we could not have done it without you!
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1 month ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
October is in the books! Tuesday we served 20 families (53 individuals) and distributed 1,232 pounds. Tuesday evening, the 20th, we served 20 families (43 individuals) and distributed 1,432 pounds.

We continue to gear up for the Holidays and have received many donations from the community.

A couple of things I know we need are French fried onions for the traditional green bean casserole and coffee in the 1-pound cans, if possible!

This community is unbelievably supportive of the Bigfork Food Bank, and I can assure you that everyone associated with the Food Bank says, “THANK YOU!”
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2 months ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
October is half over! And today it really feels like fall (or maybe winter?) is in the air!

Today we had 22 families (53 individuals) and distributed 1,649 pounds of food. Last Tuesday evening we had 24 families (46 individuals) and distributed 1,687 pounds of food.

For the last two weeks, we’ve been preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can’t believe it but the Holidays will be here before we know it!

We could use individual packages of hot chocolate. We always try to give out 1-pound cans of coffee at Thanksgiving. We could certainly use these two items!

We have purchased a most attractive bench to use as a memorial to Neta Stilkey. Hooper’s Nursery was generous enough to give us a really good price on it and we are in the process of having a plaque made to go with it. Should you want to donate to this Memorial, please mail your contributions to Bigfork Food Bank, P.O. Box 850, Bigfork MT 59911. Please specify that your donation is to go towards the Memorial Bench.

Thank you for all the love and support you give to the Bigfork Food Bank!!!
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