MFBN makes it easy for you to join our mission

in ending hunger  in Montana together!

Updated December 2022

We invite you to get involved in a meaningful way and to each person, that meaning may vary.

But to us, every person involved helps to strengthens the roots of our communities even more.

Donate Time

  • Volunteer
    Volunteer opportunities are available year-round in our warehouse and special events in Missoula. Check out the Volunteer page to sign up today

Get involved in ending hunger in Montana by making your voice heard:

Start a Food and Fund Drive
Set up a food and/or fund drive in your community, office or workplace to benefit MFBN

Contact Bill Mathews, Chief Development Officer, to discuss any materials or assistance you need

Donate Money

  • By Mail
    You can mail a check or money order to MFBN at: 5625 Expressway, Missoula, MT 59808
  • Online
    Donate online with a credit card or debit card using our secure online form
  • Give Monthly 
    Become a part of the Network Sustainers Circle by setting up a recurring gift today. Sustainers can be set up on our donation page or by contacting Julia at (406) 215-1770
  • Montana Community Foundation
    The Montana Community Foundation has chosen us as one of their fund recipients
  • Setup planned giving or a one-time donation here

Planned Giving

Gifts in Wills

We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make it simpler than ever to create or update your legal will and start your legacy with MFBN in the process. Click here to create your legal will and legacy gift for free.

Leaving a legacy gift to MFBN, whether in your will or another part of your estate, ensures your assets are put to their best philanthropic use and distributed in a way that reflects your beliefs and values.

Some gift options can provide current tax benefits to you or future tax benefits to your estate. In addition, some options can provide lifetime income to you or your family today.

You can see the different options on our Planned Giving page or contact Bill Mathews, Chief Development Officer, to discuss how you would like to leave your legacy with Montana Food Bank Network.

Plan for all of your assets

Did you know you may have additional assets not covered in your will or trust? If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called “non-probate assets” and they need to be planned for separately.

Using the online tool below, you can log all of your assets, name MFBN as a beneficiary to strengthen our mission and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker.

Plan your beneficiaries today.

IRA Giving

If you are over 70.5, giving from your IRA helps you reduce your taxable income — and for those over 72, who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it while supporting our work.

We have invested in a secure IRA donation tool to make it easier than ever to give to MFBN directly from your IRA and receive tax benefits. It only takes a few minutes to use and will auto-complete your paperwork for you.

Give from my IRA

Donor-Advised Funds

Utilizing DAF Direct is a cost-effective and convenient way to donate by recommending grants from your DAF to Montana Food Bank Network.

Donate Food

  • Personal Donations
    All personal food donations can be dropped off at MFBN’s warehouse at 5625 Expressway, Missoula, MT 59808 from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, excluding all major holidays. All food must be commercially labeled (not homemade or processed), unopened and free of rust or damage. Any donated food past the expiration date are accepted within reason and dependent upon type and amount. A donation receipt is available upon request. Not in Missoula?

Look here to find the nearest partner agency to accept your donation

  • Retail Donations
    We accept retail and food manufacturer donations of products that may (or may not) be sellable but are still safe and healthy to consume

The Grocery Rescue program monitors all food donations and adheres to strict food safety procedures and food safety certifications.

Please contact Stephanie Staley, Chief Programs Officer, to discuss getting involved today!

Get Involved

Not quite sure how to get involved? Drop us an email! We would love to chat with you and hear about your passion to join the movement of ending hunger. Then we can work together to find just the right opportunity for you to join us in strengthening and nourishing the roots of our communities in Montana.

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