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Food and Nutrition
Montana Food Bank Network
The mission of the Montana Food Bank Network: Working to eliminate hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy. Click here for links to food support services in Montana.

Montana Area Food Banks
To find the closest Montana food bank to you click here.
  • Gallatin Valley Food Bank Gallatin Valley Food Bank has an emergency food box program to help people who have an emergency need for food.  For more information on this program, including what to bring with you for assistance, click here.
  • Opportunities, Inc 406-761-0310 Opportunities, Inc. is a private non-profit organization in Great Falls, Montana.  Our mission is to "educate individuals to achieve self reliance through coummuntiy support."   We provide funding for emergency and long-term shelter, emergency travel, dental care, eye care and medical prescriptions to low-income citizens Cascade, Pondera, Teton, Toole, Chouteau and Glacier. 
  • Rescue Mission 406-761-2653 Great Falls Rescue Mission is a non-profit Christian organization committed to caring for the hungry, hurting and homeless of North Central Montana.  We provide emergency services such as food, clothing and shelter to low-income families in need.
  • St. Ann's Cathedral 715 3rd Ave N  Great Falls, MT  406-761-5456 St. Ann's has a soup kitchen that is open on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program is geared to the poor, homeless and indigent in our city.  Left overs are packaged for participants to take home.  These services are offered free of charge.
  • Salvation Army 616 1st Ave NW Great Falls Office 406-761-5660 The Salvation Army strives to meet the basic needs of all who come seeking help.  Services provided include food and clothing at the Great Falls office. 
  • St. Vincent de Paul 500 Central Ave W Great Falls Office  406-781-0966 Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes.  St. Vincent de Paul provides tangible assistance to those in need on a person to person basis.  The Great Falls office provides emergency services including food, clothing and assistance services.

Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need throughout the summer months when they are out of school. Click here to be directed to the summer food site map.

Woman Infant Child (WIC) (406) 444-4747 or 1-800-433-4298
Woman Infant Child, also known as Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, helps lower-income women (pregnant, breastfeeding and those who recently had a baby) and infants and children (up to age 5) who are at nutritional health risk.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. For eligibility information and a link to frequently asked questions click here.

Eat Right Montana
Eat Right Montana (ERM) is an organizations with the common goal of providing consistent, science-based nutrition and physical activity messages to all Montanans.