The Flathead Food Bank relies on in-kind donations throughout the year to keep our shelves stocked with food and basic necessities.

We gratefully accept any and all nonperishable donations (and some properly-handled perishable donations).

We work with nutritionists and health professionals to ensure that we accept and offer the most nutritious foods to our visitors.

CSFP Packing

The following list of foods is a suggestion for the types of food that would be most helpful in providing the best possible nutrition to our clients.

  • Canned Tuna or Meat
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruits (In Juice)
  • Canned Vegetables (Low/No Sodium)
  • Low-Fat Salad Dressings
  • Canned Chili
  • Cooking Oil
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Beans
  • Shelf-Stable Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Soup (Low Sodium)


  • Pasta
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Whole-Grain Items
  • Gluten-Free Items
  • Low Sodium/Low Sugar Items
  • Personal Care Items
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Diapers

To ensure food safety, we cannot accept the following:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Homemade items
  • Noncommercial packaged or canned items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Open or used items
  • Any Canned Goods 2 years past expiration date
  • Any Dry Goods (Cake mixes, crackers, etc.) 1 year past expiration date 

Host or sponsor a food drive for the Flathead Food Bank!

Get your friends, family, workplace, church, or school involved in working with us to end hunger in the Flathead Valley.