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Food Assistance:

Coming through our doors is a statement of need, and we work hard to meet that need.

Come by during our food assistance hours:

Monday-Friday: 1pm-4pm

Tuesdays:  1pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm

Asking for help is something difficult to do, but getting food at our food bank store through our emergency food box program is free, simple, and confidential.

Based on a “customer choice model”, our food bank store follows the design and feel of a grocery store.  Our clients are greeted and treated by volunteers and staff with the same courtesy and respect as paying customers.   At every visit clients are asked to fill out a brief information sheet that tells us about housing, income,  other social services they receive, and additional background information.   No client is disqualified because of their responses.  All client information is kept strictly confidential.

After the information sheet is completed, clients are offered information about other services in our community such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), health care information and options, the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, child care programs, and housing options.  Clients are given a shopping cart and shopping list to guide them through our shelves.  Once choices have been made, the food is boxed by volunteers, and they leave with a five day supply of food in hand.

Clients may shop in our store once every 30 days.

We hope to provide our clients with a much deserved break from some of the challenges that necessitated their visit to us.  With that in mind, we welcome anyone into our store for a food box who needs us.

Asking for help can be difficult to do, however, getting food at our food bank is free, simple, and confidential.  By following the four easy steps listed below you will soon be filling your shopping cart with nutritious foods.  Please bring your identification! We are located at 602 Bond Street, Bozeman Montana off of North Rouse

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How to use the Food Bank in 4 Easy Steps:

Step 1:

When you arrive, we will ask you to fill out a simple information sheet.  Your personal information will remain confidential.

Step 2:

When it is your turn, a Gallatin Valley Food Bank volunteer interviewer will spend a few moments with you to explain how our store works and share information with you about other resources that may be of assistance to you and/or your family.

Step 3:

Based on the number of people in your household you will be given a shopping list and then will be able to select from the choices we have available that day.

Step 4:

Once you have completed shopping our volunteers will help pack your groceries and make sure you have received the allotted amount and will have your groceries boxed for easy transport.

It’s easy!  Please feel free to call ahead if you have any other questions or you can ask any one of our staff or volunteers when you arrive.

Additional things to remember:

  • Our services are intended to supply a 5 day supply of emergency food, and meant to supplement other sources of food.  We will happily provide you with additional information about other resources that may help you stretch your food budget.
  • Please note that you may use our service 1 time every 30 days.
  • If it is your first time, please bring identification for other members in your household such as your child(ren)’s social security number and date of birth.



In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.