(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.

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

 

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2 days 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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2 days ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
So far November has been a very busy month!

Last Tuesday night we had 35 families (100 individuals) and distributed 2,193 pounds of food! That was the busiest evening shift yet!

Today we served 34 families (79 individuals) and distributed 1,915 pounds.

Next Tuesday is Thanksgiving Distribution. We have 97 families signed up so we are planning for about 106-107. Everything is pretty well set but we could use some gravy packets and/or cans of gravy.

I know you want to plan for 2020, so we’ll keep the schedule the same as last year unless you need to change it.

January St. John Paul
February CUMC
March Bigfork Baptist
April Crossroads
May Real Life Church
June Swan Chapel
July Bigfork Christian
August St. Patrick’s
September Bethany Lutheran
October LDS
November Monday Crew
December Friends of the Food Bank

And please, please remember Neta Stilkey in your prayers. She’s heading to Seattle for major surgery on the 20th of November. Neta is an important “brick in the foundation” of the Bigfork Food Bank and her presence is sorely missed. We want her back ASAP!!!

Thanks everyone!
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3 weeks ago

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Next year, 20 of our customers' children are going to get to celebrate their birthday thanks to the Wonderful People at PayneWest Insurance. They brought us 20 containers of "Birthday in a Box" which include cake mixes, frosting, Birthday plates and napkins, candles and more!!!

Thank you, Jennie Harris and Carol Eilerts, for your generous and innovative donation to the Bigfork Food Bank!!
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3 weeks ago

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Ann Tucker wrote:
We had a busy day on Tuesday! 37 families, 86 individuals, and 1,825 lbs of food. Thank you LDS for your hard work!!!

Last Tuesday evening we had 25 families, 68 individuals, and distributed 1,710 lbs. of food.

We are totally out of toilet paper.

Anything you could do to help us on this would be appreciated. And remember our holiday needs:

Gravy, canned yams, sugar and hot chocolate packets.

As Always, Thank YOU for everything you do!!
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