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Our Vision and Mission

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Our Vision is to…

 create a hunger-free community.

Our Mission is to…

serve our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and, by working with others, eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area.


Our Food-Sharing Philosophy

We believe no one should go hungry.

We believe access to food is a basic human right.

We believe nutritious food is a building block for healthy communities.

We believe in handling food respectfully and eliminating food waste.

We believe in the spirit of human kindness.

We believe that by working together, we accomplish more.

We believe every gift is significant.

We believe by sharing food, we share hope.

Our Priorities

1 in 7 residents of Helena struggles with hunger. 1 in 5 Helena children don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Helena Food Share was founded in 1987 to help provide emergency food to our neighbors who face hunger. Families come to the pantry because they are facing difficult times. These folks need help while they experience difficulty paying medical bills, struggle with a disability, find their way through a layoff, or do their best to make ends meet with a low or fixed income. No matter the situation, we are dedicated to serving our customers with dignity and respect and providing them with emergency food to help in any circumstances.

Helena Food Share is home to several programs uniquely designed to reduce hunger in our community, and you make each of those programs possible!

Your generosity…

  • provides emergency food for 1,500 local families each month,
  • serves over 1,200 elementary school students every week with the Kid Pack program,
  • distributes nearly 6,000 pounds of food to local families in need each day,
  • gives 1,200 volunteer hours to make the pantry’s programs possible per month,
  • keeps the pantry doors open so local families are served with dignity and respect to give them hope!

It takes a whole community to make our programs possible, so every dollar you give, every can of food you donate, and every hour of volunteer time, you commit to making a difference for our friends and neighbors who need would otherwise be hungry.

You make it possible for us to strive to eliminate hunger in our community. Thank you!

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