Food Bank Distributing Fresh Produce Boxes in Belgrade
As part of the Farmers Feed Families program, the Gallatin Valley Food Bank will be distributing perishable food boxes over the next few weeks. The 25 lbs boxes will be completely filled with fresh produce, dairy products, and prepared meats.
These USDA food boxes will be distributed in Belgrade while supplies last. The Gallatin Valley Food Bank will load the boxes in your vehicle for you in a drive-through style so there are no social distancing concerns. The boxes have products such as lettuce, ham, cheese, milk, blueberries, grapes, tomatoes, cantaloupe, and more.
Here is the scheduled distribution:
- Tuesday, February 16th beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church off Jackrabbit Rd. in Belgrade.
For the Farm to Families program, the USDA has partnered with suppliers and purchased fresh produce, dairy, and meat products. These suppliers have been significantly impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19. Suppliers then package family-sized food boxes, which are distributed throughout the state of Montana. Additional boxes through this program are expected to be available locally on a fairly regular basis.
In addition to the Farm to Families program, the Gallatin Valley Food Bank offers pre-packed food boxes. These boxes are still available for pick up in their Bozeman parking lot, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallatin Valley Food Bank's main location is off of Rouse at 602 Bond Street. The Food Bank lobby, bread room, and personal care area are closed to the public. Volunteers are taking extra precautions including social distancing, gloves, and hand washing.
The GVFB also operates two satellite Food Banks; one in Three Forks and one in Big Sky.