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8. Improve adequacy and quality of food donations to pantries, food banks and shelters
Improve access to fresh produce and dairy by increasing retail food donations to Montana Food Bank Network partner agencies

2010 Baseline

3.6 million pounds of foods donated through 45 stores participating in Grocery Rescue Program.

Progress Made

4.4 million pounds of food donated through 47 stores participating in Grocery Rescue Program.

2017 Benchmark

4.9 million pounds of food donated through 56 stores participating in the Grocery Rescue Program.


Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Working with agencies to better source local, perishable donations.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Support the capacity building of agencies to allow them to better utilize perishable foods.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Partner with grocery stores and other vendors to recognize ease and value of donating.


Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Utilize Grocery Rescue to transport produce and other perishables directly from stores to agencies.



     arrow-right-c  Jeff Gutierrez - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Chief Programs Officer, Montana Food Bank Network

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