North Valley Food Bank Mission Statement

251 Flathead Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937


The Mission of the North Valley Food Bank is to collect, glean, acquire and process food for distribution to individuals and families in our community who have inadequate means to provide for their own or their family’s basic need for food.

Our Goal

The primary goal of North Valley Food Bank, Inc. (NVFB) is to provide assistance to individuals and families who are lacking food due to circumstances beyond their control, an emergency or whose income does not stretch to cover all of their basic food expenses. This includes, but is not limited to, the under or seasonally employed, those waiting for SSDI, SSI or Workman’s Compensation benefits, those who are temporarily homeless and the elderly.


  • Compassion and Respect: Turn no one away and encourage positive relationships between clients, volunteers and our community. Work to understand the diverse needs of our clients and their families. Our services are available to all those who qualify regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.
  • Education and Prevention: Commit to promoting healthy eating while reducing hunger. Strive to understand, prevent and eliminate the root causes of hunger.
  • Stewardship and Sustainability: Be responsible stewards of all our resources with focus on providing the best supplemental food possible and a well maintained and safe facility.
  • Collaboration and Cooperation: Remain strong participants in the incredible network of support and concern for our neighbors that runs through our community.