Flathead Food Bank

FFB Food of the Month!
  • January - Peanut Butter
  • February - Canned Meat
  • March - Chili
  • April - Tomato Products
  • May - Mac & Cheese
  • June - Soup
  • July - Canned Beans
  • August - Rice
  • September - School Snacks
  • October - Canned Meat
  • November - Turkey/Holiday
  • December - Turkey/Holiday

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Services and Locations



Hours and Locations

 

Kalispell Main Office (to donate food)

1203 Hwy 2 West, Suite 2

7:30am - 3pm (Monday and Wednesdays)

7:30am - 6:00pm (Tuesday and Thursdays)

8:00am - 12pm (Fridays)



Kalispell Pantry (to get food)

1203 Hwy 2 West, Suite 2 Food Distributions:

7:30am - 5:45pm (Every Tuesday and Thursday)



Marion Pantry (2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month)

Marion Baptist Church Food Distributions:

10:30pm - 1:00pm

 

Kila Pantry (2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month)

Kila Country Church, 150 Cottage Ln, Kila. Food Distributions:

9:00am - 10:00am



Canyon Mobile Pantry (1st and 3rd Wednesdays every month)

Coram - Canyon Community Church 9am - 10am,

Martin City - MC Fire Department 10:15am - 11:15am,

Hungry Horse - HH Fire Dept 11:30pm - 12:30pm



Second Helpings Thrift Store

1203 Hwy 2 West, Suite 1 Open: 10am-5pm, Monday - Saturday

Closed: Sunday



Flathead Food Bank Programs



* Eligibility is determined by income and family size. Please see the federal guideline for eligibility here.

** We accept many forms of identifcation, including: driver's license, state identification card, military ID, social security card, passport, or Healthy Montana Kids card. Identification is required for all family members. *** Seniors and customers of satellite pantries are eligible for 24 visits per year.

Food Pantry Distribution

At Flathead Food Bank pantries (Kalispell, Coram, Hungry Horse, Martin City, Kila, & Marion) we distribute a three days supply of food (about 17 pounds per person) free of charge. In order to be eligible, a family's income needs to fall within 185% of the poverty level or less. Distributions are currently on Tuesday and Thursday at the Kalispell pantry, and bi-weekly at the satellite pantries. Customers are allowed 12 visits a year in Kalispell. Customers at satellite pantries are eligible for 24 visits a year, due to the limited resources available at those locations. Customers are offered a similar experience to a grocery store when they visit Flathead Food Bank pantries. Customers shop and choose the items they would like. Pantries are stocked with a variety of nutritious foods, including nonperishable goods, meat, produce, dairy, bread, and more. When available, hygiene products, pet food, baby formula, and diapers are distributed. The Flathead Food Bank partners with grocery stores and collects food from individuals, food drives, and businesses to maintain the quality and variety of food available in our pantries.

Senior Commodities

This is the only delivery program at the Flathead Food Bank. The program is offered to people 60 years or older that have a monthly income that is 130% of the poverty level or less. The Flathead Food Bank and its volunteers deliver two bags of groceries (weighing on average 35 pounds) in the last week of the month to seniors on the program. These bags contain shelf stable grocery staples like canned meat, cheese, cereal, juice, grains, and more.

Backpack For Kids Program

With so many families struggling right now, children are impacted more than imagined. This program operates in schools during the school year. We send bags of food home with children on Fridays to help them get food during the weekend. The bags consist of nutritious food that children as young as 5 can prepare themselves.

Holiday Meals

The Flathead Food Bank works all year collecting holiday food to be given as meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We distribute holiday food essentials like turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more! It is a very busy time for us and we work closely with our valley churches and other meal suppliers to make sure that we are not duplicating efforts.