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Back to School Food Drive

Did you know? 1 in 6 Montana children struggle with hunger. Although back-to-school will look a little different this year, one thing that remains the same is the importance of making sure all the children in our valley have nutritious meals to eat. The Gallatin Valley Food Bank KidsPack Program provides nutritious, kid-friendly foods over the weekend during the school year. The bags are distributed to elementary children across 21 schools in Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison counties. Each week they distribute an average of 450 bags.

While KidsPack bags aim to support the children in a family, they often supplement the entire family's food budget. Please help us by donating the items listed below to ensure that children arrive at school fed and ready to learn on Monday and don’t fear a weekend without meals.  

Wish List Items:

  • Low sugar instant oatmeal packets
  • 100% juice- juice boxes
  • Whole grain granola bars (store brand preferred)
  • Canned low sodium tuna or chicken
  • Canned fruits in juice
  • Canned low sodium veggies
  • Canned low sodium soup

Donations can be dropped off at GVM Guest Services (located near Macy's) between August 1-31. To learn more and to discover more ways you can make a difference, visit the Gallatin Valley Food Bank website.