Community Partnerships

Helena Food Share thanks our many community partners for the work they do to end hunger in Helena!

There are many opportunities to get involved, whether you are a small business, a corporation, or a community group, we have a place for you! We know that you and your employees care about our community. Join us in making an investment where we work, play, and live. Together, we can solve hunger.

Make a Gift

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Give a gift to directly impact our neighbors suffering from hunger. Help us keep our pantry stocked by providing general support for families in need. More than 500 families visit us each week for help. You can make sure they never leave empty handed.

  • $10,000 – Vital Protein
    Make sure Helena Food Share always has vital protein like beef, chicken and tuna available for our neighbors in need.
  • $7,500 – Fresh is Best
    Help us keep produce in our cooler and provide essential nutrition for our customers.
  • $5,000 – Got Milk?
    Make sure all families have access to dairy products like milk and butter.
  • $2,500 – Pantry Staples
    Help keep our shelves stocked with the basic necessities – soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, etc. – to cook a healthy meal.

Kid Pack Challenge: July 1 – September 30

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Join other businesses and community organizations in a friendly competition to end childhood hunger!

Kid Packs are a special pack of kid-friendly foods that provide a source of weekend nutrition to elementary students throughout the school year for kids at risk of hunger due to circumstances in their homes. Each week Helena Food Share distributes an average of 1,000 Kid Packs to elementary schools in the Greater Helena Area, this equates to over 38,000 packs per year!

We are looking for business partners to help keep our local children fed. Are you up for the challenge? Helena Food Share will make a presentation to staff of participating businesses on the Kid Pack Program and encourage employees to make a financial contribution to the program. Participating businesses will make a minimum contribution of $1,000 to the Kid Pack Program, but are encouraged to match employee donations. Businesses are invited to challenge another business to a Kid Pack Build Race. Who can build 1,000 packs the fastest?

Each Kid Pack Challenger will receive a plaque from Helena Food Share to hang in their place of business and will be featured as a Kid Pack Challenger on Helena Food Share’s website.

Sponsorships

Your business is an essential partner to ending hunger in the greater Helena area. Helena Food Share is asking you to partner with us and build a community in which all of our neighbors have enough food, where no one has to go without.

Sponsor one of the projects below to help us bring in the support required to feed more than 8,200 individuals a year. Each project comes with the opportunity to showcase your business’s commitment to building a stronger community.

  • Beyond Hunger – $5,000 (one available)
  • Corporate Match – $5,000
  • Full Plate Society Reception – $2,500 (two available)
  • Door Steps to Backpacks – $2,500 (two available)
  • Holiday Appeal – $1,500 (two available)
  • Volunteer Appreciation Picnic – $1,500 (one available)
  • Turkey Challenge – $1,250 (one available)
  • Newsletter – $1,250 (four available)
  • IR Gifts from the Heart Ad – $1,000 (one available)
  • IR Holiday Giving Ad – $1,000 (one available)

Volunteer

We offer weekly shifts to businesses of all sizes who send employees one at a time to fill a 3-hour afternoon shift (12:30-3:30). Employees get an opportunity to get out of the office and make a difference while on the clock. It’s rewarding for employees to work at the pantry and what better team building activity than working together to make your community a better place?

Food and Fund Drives

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Food and funds are critical to Helena Food Share. Food donations from the community give our customers a wide variety of high-quality foods. Financial contributions keep our trucks running and our freezers cold. By hosting a Food and Fund Drive at your business or organization, you are providing vital nutrition to the 1 in 7 community members who need our help.

Download the Food Drive Tool Kit!

For more information on hosting a drive, contact Jami Kirksey, Volunteer Manager, at (406) 443-3663 ext. 106 or email her.