(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

 

1 week ago

Bigfork Food Bank

The Pocketstone Café in Bigfork hosted its Eighth Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year, serving over 200 guests and volunteers. Although the meal was free, voluntary contributions were accepted for the Bigfork Food Bank. Guests generously donated $2,500.

Ann Tucker accepted the donations on behalf of the Bigfork Food Bank. “We look forward every year to these donations from the participants of the Pocketstone Thanksgiving Dinner,” said Tucker. “And we use them to ensure that many families in need have food to eat for Christmas.”

Carolyn and David Vale own the Pocketstone, which sponsored this meal. David acknowledged the help of the volunteers. “The event, as is always the case, was staffed by volunteers. Some of them have helped with our Thanksgiving dinners right from the beginning and some joined our team for the first time this year. As always, we truly appreciate their efforts.”

The Pocketstone Café is located at 444 Electric Avenue in Bigfork Village and is open from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). The Bigfork Food Bank is located at 7535 Hwy 35 in Bigfork and is open every Tuesday. See www.bigforkfoodbank.org for times.

Pictured is Pocketstone business manager Michele Shapero presenting donation checks to Ann Tucker as David and Carolyn Vale look on.
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3 weeks ago

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I’m sure most of you have noticed our wonderful new doors at the donation entrance! They are so much more substantial than our old doors and open, close and lock much easier, too! We all need to thank the members of our community who provided them for us:

Gloria Angst, Diana Ritter and others organized “Flamingo Bingo” back in the early fall which raised the money we needed to purchase the doors.

Sliters ordered and delivered the doors. In addition, Sliters also donated half the price of the doors!

Aeneas Enterprises, owned by Matthew Russell, provided the labor to get the doors installed.

Thank these people when you see them and think about them whenever you open the doors!
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3 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker said:
Well, Thanksgiving 2018 is in the books! We ended up with a grand total of 98 families (245 individuals) and distributed 8,145 pounds of food. Every household who wanted a turkey got one! It was a busy yet rewarding day! I want to thank the staff members who worked extremely hard!

On Tuesday November 6, we served 27 families and distributed 1,905 pounds of food. These 27 families represented 70 individuals.

So far in November we have had over 10,000 pounds of food going through the Food Bank! And we still have one more distribution next week!

I thank you each and every one for all you’ve done for us! May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving! We all have so very much for which to be thankful
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3 weeks ago

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Matthew and Melisa Russell, owners of Triple B Manufacturing located at 31809 S. Ferndale Dr. are generously donating $100 to the Bigfork Food Bank for every Sno-Way plow they sell between now and December 31.

So if you are in the market for a snow plow or know someone who is, call 837-5554 for more information.

Please pass this message on to everyone! We want to sell LOTS of plows!!!
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1 month ago

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