The Gallatin Valley Food Bank will be distributing perishable produce food boxes on Tuesday, August 18th as part of the Farm to Families program. They are available for pickup from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Gallatin Valley Mall parking lot.

The 25 lbs boxes will be completely filled with fresh produce. They will have 224 boxes to distribute and will be there until 10 unless they run out sooner.

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.

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 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.