Spring For Food

  • When:April 16th, 2016
  • 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

78/125 volunteer teams = 62% 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!

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

Gallatin Valley Food Bank – Food and Nutrition Programs 2014-2015 Numbers

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

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

  • The Gallatin Valley Food Bank serves an average 1,199 households (roughly 2,925 individuals) a month through the Emergency Food Box Program alone at our Bozeman location and our satellite service in Belgrade.
  • On average, 5,502 pounds (2.75 tons) of food are distributed to families every day.
  • During the 2014 -15 fiscal year end the Gallatin Valley Food Bank distributed 1,973,899 pounds of food.
  • Out of the total, 332,256 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.
  • In 2014-2015, the food rescue program collected 1,038,155 pounds of food from area grocery stores.
  • In the 2014-2015 fiscal year the Gallatin Valley Food Bank and our satellite site in Belgrade distributed 15,102 food boxes.
  • The Headwaters Area Food Bank provided 677 food boxes amounting to 58,465 lbs. of food distributed.
  • BSCFB distributed 1,207 food boxes to 1,446 people amounting to 26,098 lbs. of food.
  • The Senior Grocery Program provides approximately 26 lbs. of food once a month to approximately 355 seniors. The program served a total of 520 Senior Citizens for a total of 110,760 lbs. of food distributed.
  • During the fiscal year 2014-2015, the Community Café provided 56,415 meals to 34,939 customers, out of this total, 9,338 were children and 3,382 were seniors.
  • The Summer Meals Program provided breakfast at 3 sites, lunch at 6 sites, and supper at 1 site, serving a total of 9,809 meals to children. In addition the evening service at Whittier served 4,742 meals.
  • Volunteers are vital to fighting hunger. Our volunteers are the backbone of our efforts, during the last fiscal year our volunteers contributed 16,556 hours to the GVFB. The Community Café & Kidspack volunteer contribution was 10,193 hours. With that addition the volunteer contribution for our Food and Nutrition programs grow to 26,749 hours.

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.