The Flathead Food Bank supports and operates a variety of programs to ensure that everyone in our community has reliable access to healthy and nutritious food.
The Main Pantry offers a great selection of fresh and shelf-stable foods to individuals and families in need of a healthy and reliable source of food for the week. Visitors to the Main Pantry only need a form of identification and income verification (if applicable) for access to food and supplies at the Flathead Food Bank.
Food Distribution Hours:
Monday: 9am – 1:45pm
Tuesday: 9am – 1:45pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5:45pm
Thursday: 9am- 1:45pm
The Mobile Pantry serves individuals and communities limited in their ability to visit the Main Pantry in Kalispell on a regular basis. On a rotation weekly schedule, the Mobile Pantry provides healthy and nutritious foods to local communities outside of the Main Pantry’s service area.
- Martin City, Hungry Horse, Coram, West Glacier
- Martin City Fire Hall (332 Central Avenue, Martin City, MT 59926)
- 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (10:00am – 12pm)
- Kila and Batavia
- Kila Country Church (150 Cottage Ln., Kila, MT 59920)
- 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (9:00am – 9:30am)
- First Baptist Church of Marion (180 Pleasant Valley Rd., Marion, MT 59925)
- 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (10:00am – 11:00am)
The Backpack Program provides local students bags filled with child-friendly, non-perishable food that can be easily prepared at home. Prepared bags are discreetly distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or school holiday to ensure that children have enough to eat when school-provided meals are unavailable. Each Backpack Program bag contains enough food for one child to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and on each day that the student is out of school in addition to juice, milk, and a treat.
- +Participating Schools
- Cayuse Prairie Crossroads
- Deer Park Edgerton
- Elrod Evergreen Elementary Evergreen Jr High Fair-Mont Egan Hedges
- Helena Flats Kalispell Middle School Kila
- NV Head Start (C. Falls) NW Head Start (Kalispell) Peterson
- Smith Valley
- West Valley
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal program that works to improve the health of low-income individuals at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA-approved foods. USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating states and Indian Tribal Organizations to operate the program.