Kroger Community Rewards
Simply by signing up with your Kroger Plus card, the Gallatin County Food Pantry will receive a percentage of total sales from anyone that shops at Kroger! If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card, please get one. If you have one and haven’t registered it with their Community Rewards program, please take a moment to do so at Kroger.com. Simply click “Community Rewards”, register your card number and choose Gallatin County Food Pantry as your organization of choice (#868000). This creates more buying power for our Food Pantry by you just making your normal purchases. (It does not affect your discounts or fuel point rewards). Please consider this as a great way to support your community! Click here for Kroger Community Rewards
Food Drives –
Community food drives provide nutritious food as well as raise awareness of hunger issues in our community. Food drives are a great way to get people of every age involved!
Organize a group to host a food drive collecting non-perishable items to stock the shelves at the GCFP. We rely heavily on food donations and any group or organization can host a food drive to benefit the pantry. We suggest contacting us to see if there are specific items that may be running low or let us know if you are planning to accept donations for a particular item to avoid duplication with other groups. Many groups host drives during the holiday season; however, hunger exists year round and we would love it if you would consider a drive during the other seasons.
Raising community awareness is essential to raising the funds needed to keep the GCFP operating and serving those in our community who are in need. Fundraisers provide an infusion of cash that allows us to purchase food in bulk thereby lowering our per person cost and allowing us to purchase more at a lower cost.
If you would like to host a fundraiser, please let us know. Fundraisers are a great way to be involved in your community, and provide necessary funds for our food purchases.
Social Media –
Invite your friends and family to follow us too! Please help us get the word out that we are here to help our neighbors in need and volunteering is a great way to get involved! Join us on Social Media! Our Facebook page keeps up with all current events and opportunities! We are also on Twitter. Click here for our Facebook Page
The Gallatin County Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization. Over 200 volunteers are needed throughout the year! If you want to get involved, We Need You! Our many volunteers have donated their time, energy and talents to get us organized, helping with distributions by unpacking, counting, sorting, labeling, bagging, carrying, gathering and picking up donations, moving shelving and equipment, packing boxes, and the list goes on and on. Tirelessly working to help their neighbors in need, the volunteers are rewarded by the knowledge that they have helped provide some relief to those in our community who are struggling today.
Some specific jobs include:
Unpacking, organizing and stocking deliveries and donations;
Cleaning the Pantry before and after each distribution day;
Assisting on distribution day in one of the following positions:
- Cart to Car Delivery
- Produce Sorting and Distribution
- Picking Up Donated Items
- Other positions vary monthly
If you have a group that would like to volunteer or select us as a service project, please contact us so we assist you in finding the perfect project for your group’s abilities and time available. Many student and youth groups as well as teams have joined us for special service days and distributions during special events.
Each volunteer must read and become familiar with the Volunteer Rules, complete an information packet, wear a name tag, fill out the hours in/out in the Volunteer Log and most importantly – Be Flexible and Friendly! (Due to our limited space, we are constantly making adjustments, changes in the plans, etc. to accommodate everyone and everything.)