Get HelpBillings Food Bank
The Billings Food Bank has always been very involved in the community but with the additional space in new building we will be expanding our services to include new and innovative services and opportunities for the people of Billings and the surrounding communities. Did you know that the Billings Food Bank provides about 6 million pounds of food annually, to folks needing food assistance? Because of the continued efforts of the Billings Food Bank and it’s supporters many people will eat nutritious food today – people that would otherwise go to bed hungry and worrisome about their next meal.
Senior Nutrition Program
Delivering food for those in need.
Senior Nutrition Program
The Billings Food Bank provides much needed food boxes for low income seniors that are struggling with meeting their basic food requirements. Many senior citizens in our community would go hungry without the support of the Billings Food Bank.
Adequate nutrition is critical to health, functioning, and the quality of life of our seniors. Many of our seniors are receiving less than $700 per month, and after they pay rent and utilities, there is not enough money to pay for food, doctors, medicines and other necessities.
The food boxes consist of fruits, vegetables, one can meals, canned meats, milk, cereal, pastas, beans, juices, and additional items as they are available.
Our senior nutrition food box program helps improve the dietary intake of our participants and offers opportunities to form new friendships and create a supportive network.
The Billings Food Bank is currently serving nearly 1450 households each month in Yellowstone, Carbon, Stillwater, and Fergus counties. In addition, the food bank is meeting the food needs of some 3000 families through our client agencies.
To qualify for the Senior Nutrition Program a senior must be at least 60 years of age and have a monthly income of $1,037 or less, while a couple can make as much as $1,390 and still qualify.
Applications to participate in this program are available from the Billings Food Bank or you may also call us at 259-2856 and an application will be mailed to you.
Need a large kitchen for a special event?
Fortin Culinary Center, formally Montana Harvest Kitchens, was the first business incubator system in the State of Montana. Such facilities have proven successful in the neighboring states or Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The kitchens were designed to provide classroom space for expanded food and nutrition education programs and commercial space and equipment for entrepreneurs wishing to enter the specialty food industry.
The kitchens primarily serve the 11 county areas surrounding Billings but is open to anyone in Montana. The facilities will accommodate groups but it is also available for single time users.
For more information on using either the domestic or commercial kitchen or the attached meeting area please contact Sheryle Shandy at (406) 259-2856.
Need a room to cater a special event?
Banquet Room Rentals
The Billings Food Bank has a banquet room available for rent to the general public.
To check for available dates and/or book the banquet room, contact:
Sheryle Shandy – executive director at (406) 259-2856 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
General Banquet Room Information
City Code may or may not prohibit you from serving alcoholic beverages at your banquet and it is your responsibility to confirm that it is OK to serve alcohol before booking the banquet room. An insurance waiver will also be required. To the extent possible, banquet room users will return tables and chairs to their original configuration at the conclusion of their gathering.
Available for groups from a few people to several hundred.
Meeting Room Rentals
The Billings Food Bank has several meeting rooms available for rent to the general public
To check for available dates and/or book a meeting room, contact:
Sheryle Shandy – executive director at (406) 259-2856 or email at email@example.com
General Meeting Room information
City Code may or may not prohibit you from serving alcoholic beverages at your meeting and it is your responsibility to confirm that it is OK to serve alcohol before booking the rooms. To the extent possible, meeting room users will return tables and chairs to their original configuration at the conclusion of their meeting
How to apply for a Food Box:
Applicants must apply in-person at the Billings Food Bank:
- 2112 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101
To be eligible, you must present the following documentation:
- Picture ID of person who will be picking up box
- Proof of address (utility bill, bank statement, etc.) or Declaration of homelessness
- Social security cards for everyone in household
If you have any questions regarding food box application, please visit the Food Bank or call (406) 259-2856.