Spring For Food

  • When:April 7th, 2018
  • Time:10am - 1pm
  • Where:Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana
  • Goal:125 volunteer teams to collect food for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank
Chart show food drive intake for Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Come and join us!

Invite your family and friends to join you on a pleasant Spring day of giving back to your community. Your contribution will go far to support the over 1,200 local families that receive emergency food boxes each month.

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Volunteer

61/125 volunteer teams = 49% of our goal


We need your help!

Please fill out the volunteer form below and select a neighborhood close to where you live. Volunteers will be expected to pull together a small group of friends and family to join them in making this event a huge success.

What we are asking:

  1. Week before the event: Distribute grocery bags to the houses in your selected neighborhood
  2. Day of the event: Collect bags from all of the houses in your selected neighborhood. Drop the bags at your assigned drop-off location.

Distributing grocery bags in the week before the event increases the amount of food donated tenfold!

Grocery bags with attached event flyers can be picked up from Big Sky Western Bank (either the downtown branch or the Huffine/Ferguson branch). Please do NOT attach bags to mailboxes. Instead attached them to door handles or door mats.

On the day of the event, you and your team should check-in at your assigned drop-off location between 9:30 - 10:30am, receive lanyards for team members, and then set out to collect food from your selected neighborhood. When your team has picked up every last can in your neighborhood, return to the drop-off location to celebrate and fill our semi-trucks full of food!

Available Neighborhoods *

If you don't see your neighborhood listed, somebody has likely already signed up to cover it.

Neighborhood Map
Neighborhood Map

Monetary Donation

If you would like to donate some money towards this year's food drive, you can do so through the Gallatin Valley Food Bank's secure website. You can also join in on the fun and create your own fundraising page or a team page! Follow the link and click the green "become a fundraiser" button.

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

GVFB Mission: To improve food security throughout Gallatin Valley and Southwest Montana

HRDC – Food and Nutrition Programs:

Includes Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Community Café, Summer Lunch, Kidspack, Senior Groceries, Big Sky Community Food Bank and Headwaters Area Food Bank

  • The Gallatin Valley Food Bank serves an average 1,361 households (roughly 3,204 individuals) every month through the Emergency Food Box Program at our Bozeman location and our satellite service in Belgrade.
  • On average, 5,983 pounds (2.99 tons) of food are distributed to families every day.
  • 16% of households are single parent families, 34% of households have at least one child, 13% are 55 or older, and 287 are veterans.
  • During the 2016-2017 fiscal year end the Gallatin Valley Food Bank distributed 2,000,486 pounds of food.
  • Out of the total, 136,613 pounds of food went to other area non-profits, the Community Café, CSFP and KidsPack. All this took an extraordinary effort by hundreds of volunteers and dedicated staff.
  • Volunteers are vital to fighting hunger. Our volunteers are the backbone of our efforts, during the last fiscal year our volunteers contributed tens of thousands of hours to help alleviate hunger in the Gallatin Valley.

These are the Food and Nutrition Programs of the Human Resource Development Council. By assisting with Spring for Food you help so many!

Principal Sponsors

The event is brought to you by the generous support of Cardinal Distributing, Big Sky Western Bank, and KBZK in conjunction with the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.