How You Can Help

Since the Bigfork Food Bank is fully supported by volunteers and donations, we are often looking for assistance and donations. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for individuals and groups throughout the year.  Volunteer opportunities can be anything from a regularly scheduled time each week, to a once a year activity. We hold  new volunteer orientations from time to time, so new volunteers can get an overview of the food bank operations and understand what volunteer opportunities are available. Our goal is to find the best fit for each person interested in volunteering. 


Donate Food

You can donate unopened, current-dated, commercially packaged food to the Bigfork Food Bank. The food bank welcomes purchased food items as well as produce from local gardens and orchards. Household essentials such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and  paper towels are welcome also, as long as they are unopened.

Bring non-perishable donations to our Big Blue Donation Bin located in front of the food bank anytime 24/7. The blue bin is checked at least daily. For perishable items please call the food bank phone number (406) 837-2297 and we’ll work with you to make arrangements for drop off or pick up.  

If you or your business or organization is interested in doing a food drive to support the food bank we’d love to talk to you! Please give us a call to discuss (406) 837-2297.

Donate Time and Effort

If you’d like to volunteer your time and talents, the food bank can often use a hand. Volunteers may work on regularly scheduled distribution days and/or at other times throughout the month.  Although we are open for shopping on Tuesdays only, our volunteers work all week to prepare for weekly distributions. Gleaning groceries from local grocery stores, weighing, sorting, shelving, repackaging into family size servings, shopping for food, checking donation bins, assisting with events, and so many other activities. Please contact us to find a time when you can help.

Thanks to Our Board and Executive Director!

The members of the Board of Directors of the Bigfork Food Bank give generously to their time, talents, and expertise. They help generate community support, oversee fiscal responsibility, monitor food bank operations, solve problems, and assure quality control in all functions.

Much gratitude goes to:

 Randy Snyder: Board President
Mark Armstrong: Finance Committee Chair
Kathy Kaestner: Food Bank Executive Director
Donna Lawson
Dan Purcell
Ann Tucker
Sue Stuber

Donate Money

The food bank receives no monetary subsidies from the state or federal government and no support from the United Way. The food bank depends totally on donors. All donations go directly to food bank operations. There is no payroll. The Bigfork Food Bank is a 501 (C) (3) corporation, so your donation is tax deductible.