Ways you can help Food Bank…

Because of the diverse clientele that the food bank interacts there is also a need for items other than edible commodities.  The food bank can always use personal care items such as shampoo, toilet paper and diapers. If you have an item that you think we could use or even possibly provide to one of our client agencies please contact us.The Billings Food Bank is dependent on supporters that make donations of food items, non-food items, time, resources and money and all donations are greatly appreciated. There are several ways to donate to the Billings Food Bank and although financial support is often the first one that comes to mind it is not the only way to help support an organization that supports the community. If you would like to donate to the Billings Food Bank – click on one of the donation links. Or if you wish to volunteer your service or labor please visit our volunteer page.

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Donating Money

Donating money to us is as easy as CLICKING THIS LINK.

Donating Food

On the first Sunday in May of 1982, four area churches agreed to designate the first Sunday of each month as Food Bank Sunday, a day to collect food and funds to address the needs of area agencies serving the hungry. It marked the beginning of the largest interfaith collaboration to meet food needs in this area. It was also the seed from which the Billings Food Bank evolved into the largest food bank in Montana. Over 80 area congregations have been a part of its growth.
By working with the food industry to utilize product that would otherwise go to waste and involving virtually every facet of the community in meeting the needs of the hungry, no one needs to go hungry in this community.

The large warehouse and office building owned by the Billings Food Bank allows storage of foods until they are needed thus enabling the food bank to anticipate needs and prepare for emergencies. With agencies placing weekly orders and monthly reports on the number of people served, the specific food needs are predictable.

 

Suggested Food Items

Peanut Butter Canned Tuna Vegetables Macaroni & Cheese
Soups Canned Meats Fruits Ramen
Chili Tomato Sauce Dry Milk Pasta
Stew Whole Tomatoes Canned Milk Rice
Pork & Beans Tuna Helper Baby Food Beans
Hamburger Hamburger Helper Baby Formula Cereal
Fresh Meats Potato Chips Crackers Bisquick
Fresh Produce Baking Mix Jelly Flour
Fresh Dairy Products Bottled Water Jam Sugar

 

Suggested Non-food Items

Many people ask us if they can donate their surplus non-food items to the Billings food Bank and we are happy to tell them that there is indeed a need for non-food items.  Below is a partial list of items that are always in demand.  If you are able to donate any items on this list please give us a call or drop us an email.

Soap Toothpaste Kleenex Ziploc bags
Shampoo Diapers Toilet Paper Tin Foil
Deodorant Baby Wipes Paper Towels Plastic Wrap

 

Donating Time

The Billings Food Bank is a community organization helping those less fortunate.  Although money and food commodities are very important donations it takes many people to make the Billings Food Bank work at it’s optimum.  We are always looking for volunteers to perform a variety of tasks and we are grateful to all volunteers for bringing their varied talents to us.

We truly believe that when many people work together – great things can be accomplished.

Do you feel the same way?  Would you like to offer your talents and serve your community to make it better? We will work with you to pair your talent with tasks we need to complete.   Do you good organizational skills?  Do you know the ins and outs of a computer?  Maybe you enjoy driving.  If you would like to volunteer your services to the Billings Food Bank we would love to hear from you.

Give us a call and visit with us about your talents and our current needs.  There are few things more rewarding than helping others with their needs.  Be a part of the team that is making a difference in the lives of people in our community. Contact us today.