Looking to the Future

For 25 years, North Valley Food Bank has made excellent use of every square inch of space at 311 East First Street.  But it has outgrown its current location.  Whitefish needs a new home for its food bank – one that efficiently and effectively helps those in need in our community and is designed to take North Valley Food Bank into the future.

FROM THE WHITEFISH PILOT…

“In their project overview, the food bank “pledges to be frugal in selecting materials and finishes and to use local labor whenever possible, while building a facility that the Whitefish community can be proud of.”

Their goal is to raise $1.5 million. While the building is estimated to cost $650,000, the food bank board wants to set up an endowment to help fund the organization into the future. Interest from the endowment will help address needs as they happen, such as repairs or purchasing new coolers or other operational costs.

Whitefish City Council stepped forward to help lower construction costs when they voted at their April 16 meeting to use about $10,000 of tax increment finance funds to rebate the food bank’s impact fees.”