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Food Assistance

Whitefish Grocery Store

Opening Hours

Grocery Store  

Wednesdays: 12-6
Thursdays: 10 am-1 pm and 3 pm-5 pm.

What To Expect

Here at North Valley Food Bank, we welcome everyone!

We believe that everyone deserves the food they need. There is no judgment around how much customers need or should take. We believe that food is not, and should never be, a privilege.
We ensure that community members have access to healthy and diverse food. Our goal is to fill the gaps between where your resources end and your plate is full.

If you choose to shop in the store:
When you arrive, one of our team members or volunteers will spend some time with you to explain how our grocery store model works. You will then get a shopping cart and can pick out items from our store. We hope this will give you more choices and a more respectful experience here at the food bank. We also would love to share other resources with you!

Regardless of which method you choose you can expect the following things:

  • If it is your first visit, we will ask you to complete a two-page intake form. Our intake form is intended to collect demographic information that we can use to articulate the needs of our community and apply for necessary funding. All personal information is kept in a confidential database and will not be shared outside of North Valley Food Bank. All volunteers sign a confidentiality agreement to protect your information.
  • There are no eligibility requirements and we do not require documentation. However, it is helpful if you know the first and last names of everyone in your household and their birthdays.
  • You will receive food right away.
  • We do our best to make the following food groups available each week: canned vegetables, canned fruit, grains or pasta, fresh produce, milk, meat, and bread
  • We receive food through community donations, federal commodities, and purchasing. We do our best to support local farmers and ranchers. You will likely receive local food items throughout the year, especially during summer.
  •  You might see items with a past expiration date. Expiration dates on food items indicate the timeline for the best taste and texture, not spoilage. We utilize FDA guidance to determine true spoilage dates and check every can and box of food. We will not distribute any items past their spoilage date.