Updated May 2021
We know we can’t do it alone
Volunteers play a vital role in the Montana Food Bank Network’s mission of working to eliminate hunger in Montana.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.— Winston Churchill
Thousands of hours have been donated over the years by individuals, groups, and organizations that are as passionate as we are about strengthening the roots of our communities all over the state.
Volunteering in itself is a rewarding experience
In our Missoula warehouse, our volunteers work throughout the year on several different projects for all of our programs. Below you can find a description of the projects that have the most consistent need. If you would like to request to work on a specific project please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for details.
Please note that the volunteer applications below are for volunteering at the Montana Food Bank Network warehouse in Missoula ONLY. To volunteer for a partner agency in another location, you can find their contact information on our Network Map [insert link] to contact them directly about volunteer opportunities.
- Food Repack or Sorting: This year round project takes foods that arrive to us in bulk sized bins and repacks them into smaller family-sized portions that are more shelf friendly for our partner agencies. This project is easy and is suitable for all ages and group sizes.
- Mail-a-Meal builds: Our Mail-a-Meal boxes are distributed monthly via a 50# box that is packed with exact placements and foods like a jigsaw puzzle. This project needs great attention to detail and requires heavy lifting and lots of walking.
Our special events are a great opportunity for corporate groups, service groups, and individuals to get involved with the Montana Food Bank Network. Many volunteers are needed throughout the set-up and hours of our events to help with a variety of activities. Events are fast-paced and often require walking, bending, reaching, and communicating with a variety of people. Our annual events occur in March, July and September. Volunteer sign-ups are available around a month before the event date. However, you can notify us of your interest to volunteer at any event by completing the Event Volunteer Interest Form below.
For more information about volunteering contact Taylor Flores, Events & Communications Coordinator.