Services and Locations
Hours and Locations
1203 Hwy 2 West, Suite 2
7:30am - 3pm (Monday and Wednesdays)
7:30am - 6pm (Tuesday and Thursdays)
7:30am - 12pm (Fridays)
Second Helpings Thrift Store
1203 Hwy 2 West, Suite 1
Open: 10am-6pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Closed: Sunday and Monday
1203 Hwy 2 West, Suite 2
Food Distributions: 7:30am - 6pm (Every Tuesday and Thursday)
7545 Hwy 35 (Streeters' Corner)
Food Distributions: 10am - 2pm (2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month)
Calvary Lutheran Church
2200 Hwy 2 East
Food Distributions: 9:30am - 12pm (1st and 3rd Tuesdays every month)
Fire Department Auxiliary Building, across from the school
Food Distributions: 1:30pm - 3:30pm (2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month)
Martin City Pantry
Canyon Head Start Building
Food Distributions: 8:30am - 11am (2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month)
Flathead Food Bank Programs
* Eligibility is determined by income and family size. Please see the federal guideline for eligibility here.
** We accept many forms of identifcation, including: driver's license, state identification card, military ID, social security card, passport, or Healthy Montana Kids card. Identification is required for all family members.
*** Seniors and customers of satellite pantries are eligible for 24 visits per year.
Food Pantry Distribution
At Flathead Food Bank pantries (Kalispell, Bigfork, Martin City, Marion, and Evergreen) we distribute a three days supply of food (about 17 pounds per person) free of charge. In order to be eligible, a family's income needs to fall within 150% of the poverty level or less. Distributions are currently on Tuesday and Thursday at the Kalispell pantry, and bi-weekly at the satellite pantries. Customers are allowed 12 visits a year in Kalispell. Customers at satellite pantries are eligible for 24 visits a year, due to the limited resources available at those locations. Customers are offered a similar experience to a grocery store when they visit Flathead Food Bank pantries. Customers shop and choose the items they would like. Pantries are stocked with a variety of nutritious foods, including nonperishable goods, meat, produce, dairy, bread, and more. When available, hygiene products, pet food, baby formula, and diapers are distributed. The Flathead Food Bank partners with grocery stores and collects food from individuals, food drives, and businesses to maintain the quality and variety of food available in our pantries.
This is the only delivery program at the Flathead Food Bank. The program is offered to people 60 years or older that have a monthly income that is 135% of the poverty level or less. The Flathead Food Bank and its volunteers deliver two bags of groceries (weighing on average 35 pounds) in the last week of the month to seniors on the program. These bags contain grocery staples like meat, cheese, cereal, juice, grains, and more.
Backpack For Kids Program
With so many families struggling right now, children are impacted more than imagined. This program operates in schools during the school year. We send bags of food home with children on Fridays to help them get food during the weekend. The bags consist of nutritious food that children as young as 5 can prepare themselves.
Five Year Old Program
The Five Year Old Program was designed specifically for children that are five years old. When a child is five, they are no longer eligible for the WIC (Women, Infant & Children) program, but traditionally, they are not in school where they are eligible to receive the discounted or free breakfast and lunch program. Families can come in once a month the entire time their child is five to get two bags of food weighing about 40 pounds. We ask that bags be picked up the first week of the month due to our space restrictions. In order to be eligible for this program, families need to fall within 185% of the poverty level or less.
The Flathead Food Bank works all year collecting holiday food to be given as meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We distribute holiday food essentials like turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more! It is a very busy time for us and we work closely with our valley churches and other meal suppliers to make sure that we are not duplicating efforts.