Food Exchange

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Helena Food Share is helping keep a small pantry at the college stocked with food. Students are encouraged to leave food for others and to take food as needed. This remote pantry is located in the Student Center at the Donaldson Campus near the Bookstore. The Food Exchange hours are:

Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

First visit to the Pantry?

While our Helena College Food Exchange has some resources, they are limited. If you and your family are in need of food, please visit our pantry for additional options that include meat, milk and fresh produce.

Our Pantry is a very busy place so please allow yourself extra time for your first visit. There is usually a line for about the first hour we are open. Often times, it will slow down after that first hour.

At your first visit, be prepared to show state or federally issued identification for the adults in the household. You must provide a social security card for each child you would like to register as part of your family. Subsequent visits will require your photo ID only.

You will not need to provide any income information.

The registration process only happens once, but annual updates will be needed.

Please take a moment to explore our website for more information and volunteer opportunities.


This Food Exchange program is in its infancy. Do you have any ideas for improvements? Would you like to be involved in the project? Please take a moment to email us at and we’ll share your comments with Helena College as well.

We strive to create a hunger-free community.

Looking for more food resources?

Students looking for more food resources are encouraged to visit the Helena Food Share Pantry at 1616 Lewis Street. The Lewis Street Pantry is located less than a half mile north of Helena College. We do not require any income verification.

Monday 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Please arrive 15 minutes before closing to pick up monthly groceries.
Helena Food Share Offices and Pantries are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

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