The Bigfork Food Bank

Neighbors helping neighbors – The Bigfork Food Bank has served the Bigfork Community since 1983.

The Bigfork Food Bank has sustained an A+ rating with the Health Department inspections for many years. We are very proud of the way our volunteers take care to follow the highest health and food safety standards.

Now Assisting with SNAP Applications

In addition to utilizing the Food Bank, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Our volunteers can help you understand the program and even help you apply for benefits  through the state of Montana, if you wish.

Do you need help?

Clients may visit the food bank three times per month. We are open every Tuesday. The first and third Tuesday of each month 4:00-6:00pm and the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9am-1pm. Months with a fifth Tuesday we are open from 3:30-6:00pm on the fifth Tuesday. There is no charge to shop at the food bank, and we strive to have healthy food on hand for you to choose from.

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Our awesome volunteer staff!

An amazing team of over 70 volunteers keep Bigfork Food Bank operating. Are you interested in helping? Please visit our website where you will find our volunteer application. Fill it out and bring it by during office hours or submit it via email. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch. If you have questions you can email us, stop by during our office hours or call (406) 837-2297. We take pride in the Bigfork Food Bank being a completely volunteer organization, and all donations go toward the mission of the food bank.

Contact Us

Food Distribution

Both perishable and nonperishable foods are distributed.
What to expect? When you arrive, one of our volunteers will spend some time with you to explain how our grocery store model works. You will then get a shopping cart and can pick out items from our store. If it is your first visit we will help you complete a half page intake form. This information is completely confidential and is necessary for funding. You will receive food right away.
We do our best to make the following foods available each week: meat, bread, milk, fresh produce, grains, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables. We frequently have other ‘bonus items’ available through the generous donations of our community.



Is wood your primary source of heat for your home? Bigfork Food Bank Woodshed allows us to be able to provide wood to eligible clients who use wood to heat their homes. All the wood and labor are donated by faithful and hardworking volunteers.

Holiday Turkey Distribution

The Bigfork Food Bank distributes over 250 turkeys during the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday season.

In operation since 1983, the Bigfork Food Bank distributes both donated and purchased food to more than 550 people a year, in the Bigfork area. As a nonprofit, tax exempt, all volunteer organization, the goal of the food bank is to provide basic nutritional support to those in need. Families whose average income falls below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for food bank assistance. 

 The food bank is supported entirely by community donations.

The Bigfork Food Bank is open EVERY Tuesday, except Holidays. The first and third Tuesdays of the month we are open from 4PM to 6PM; and the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 9AM to 1PM. For months that have a fifth Tuesday, we are open from 3:30-6:00PM. 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% Volunteer Staff

All donations go directly to  the operations and distribution of food for our community.

45 Tons Distributed Food

The Bigfork Food Bank distributed 97,903 pounds of groceries to community members in 2023.

1571 Household Distributions

The Bigfork Food Bank carried out 1,571 Household Distributions in 2023.


5,279 Volunteer Hours

Our volunteers donated 5,279 hours of labor in 2023.

Donate Now

You can help us continue to assist families and individuals in need.  We accept 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.

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