Campaign for Helena Food Share News

These stories cover news about the campaign to build the new Community Food Resource Center. For additional stories about Helena Food Share, please check out our main news page here


Helena allocates nearly $2 million in ARPA funds
Mar 13, 2023 – (Helena IR): The Helena City Commission on Monday approved the allocation of more than $1.9 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. The approval sends $1.58 million to Rocky Mountain Development Council for the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church housing project, $250,000 to Helena Food Share for costs related to the construction of its Community Food Resource Center, and $143,000 to the Tri-County Fire Safe Working Group to fund its wildfire risk assessment and education program. Read more.
Helena Food Share’s new community food resource center to help those struggling with hunger
Feb 8, 2023 – (Helena IR): Food is life. But for 1 in 7 Helena residents — and 1 in 5 children — finding enough food to live on is a daily struggle. Helena Food Share is a lifeline to these individuals experiencing food insecurity. Since 2001, the organization has seen an alarming 2,600% increase in demand for the food assistance services it provides. Read more.
Helena Food Share kicks off campaign to raise funds for new center
Feb 2, 2023 – (Helena IR): Helena Food Share unveiled plans and released more information Thursday about its new $10.3 million Helena Community Food Resource Center during a celebration at the Vanilla Bean Bakery & Café. The event attended by nearly 80 people was both a public announcement of the project, an acknowledgment of early fundraising success, and a call to the community to add to efforts to support the nonprofit that distributes more than 6,000 pounds of food daily and provides emergency food for over 1,500 local families each month. Helena Food Share has already secured $7.5 million in support of the project, officials said. Read more.
Helena Food Share gives update on their relocation process
Feb 2, 2023 – (KTVH): Back in October, Helena Food Share announced their plans to move to a new location on Boulder Ave. On Wednesday, they shared more details on their future facility and relocation plans. Helena Food Share provides groceries for around 1,500 families each month. That’s on top of other food support programs like the Kid’s Packs and Holiday Meals, and the need has grown over the past few years. To help support that increased need, Food Share has worked on an expansion and relocation. Read more.


Helena Food Share discusses plans for new building on former Caird site
Nov 7, 2022 – (Helena IR): The head of Helena Food Share shared some preliminary drawings of their new facility with members of a grassroots citizens group, telling members that the current facilities cannot meet the needs of the community. Bruce Day, executive director of the Food Share which serves as a community support organization that helps fight hunger in the Helena area, discussed the new 20,000-square-foot facility recently with members of Hometown Helena. Read more.
Helena Food Share to upgrade facility
Oct 3, 2022 – (KTVH): Helena Food Share is looking to construct a new, 20-thousand square foot facility on Boulder Avenue, just a few blocks away from their current location on Lewis Street. The location is vacant at the moment, and with the rising need of food assistance in the greater Helena area and would be perfect for the future food pantry. Executive director at Helena Food Share Bruce Day believes that it’ll be a huge help to the Helena community. Read more.

Dave Mehl, a volunteer at Helena Food Share, looks at plans for a new facility at their kick-off.


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