Montana Food Bank Network is Montana's only statewide food bank
Updated May 2023
Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is Montana’s only statewide food bank and member of Feeding America. MFBN distributes food to over 340 partners that include community food banks, pantries, senior centers, shelters, and schools to end hunger in Montana. MFBN’s hunger relief programs include BackPack, Mail-a-Meal, Hunters Against Hunger, Retail Food Rescue, and SNAP outreach. MFBN advocates for long-term policy solutions to strengthen public nutrition programs and address the root causes of hunger.
Our mission is to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education, and advocacy. MFBN has been feeding Montana since 1983. Our vision is a Montana free from hunger where everyone has equal access to nutrient-dense food.
With every $1 donation, you are helping MFBN to provide at least FIVE meals. How is this even possible?
Through partnerships with local and national food manufacturers, agriculturists, and other food manufacturers we are able to secure large amounts of food through generous donations, grants, or wholesale. Then, through a team of volunteers, we are able to break down the large-scale food into manageable family size portions so our partner agencies, and other programs, are then able to easily store and distribute these to our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
Community support is vital to make our vision of a hunger-free Montana possible. You can join us in getting emergency food to our neighbors in Montana by becoming a volunteer or donor.
We are a network
We have the greatest impact when we work together to end food insecurity for neighbors, friends, and family.
Call us from 8 am to 5 pm (Montana time) at (406)721-3825. Evenings, weekends, and holidays please email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we return to the office.
Core Value Statements
RESPECT. We interact with dignity, kindness, compassion, empathy, and trust with everyone.
INTEGRITY. We honor our commitments, acknowledge and address our mistakes, and actively live our mission.
RESPONSIBILITY. We strive for excellence and the biggest impact for everyone we serve, wisely and transparently using resources entrusted to us.
JUSTICE. We recognize and seek to understand past and ongoing injustices that impact food security, and consider lived expertise essential to identifying barriers and incorporating solutions into our work.
EQUITY. We provide support equitably and with respect to individual needs, to encourage all to succeed.