Food Insecurity Week

This week we will focus on food insecurity. Join us to learn and understand more about the issues of food insecurity in our communities and marginalized groups.

Monday, July 19

Gallatin Valley Food Bank Volunteer Awareness Day. Sign up to help with Summer Kids Food Packs or volunteer in the warehouse this summer/fall! It takes a village to strengthen a community. Sign up here: https://gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org/give-help/
You can also find their Donation Wish List here!

Tuesday, July 20

Bozeman’s Fork and Spoon Awareness Day.
Support our own Pay What You Can restaurant by either eating or volunteering with your fellow Gallatin Valley Methodists!

EAT: Bring your friends, family and neighbors for a meal together M-F 5 – 7 p.m. to support Fork and Spoon’s operations while enjoying some great food! You can also order meals to go for the evening or Take and Bake to pick up Friday! 


VOLUNTEER: The cafe is run by HRDC staff but the meal service each night is run by volunteer servers and table cleanup. We need you to help this summer and fall by volunteering to serve one night a week or once a month to keep the cafe serving the Gallatin Valley’s most vulnerable: Sign up to Volunteer Here: https://www.forkandspoonbozeman.org/volunteer

Wednesday, July 21

Topic of the Month Discussion Group.

Join us at Living Waters for an invigorating discussion about food insecurity at 5:30 p.m.

Discussion led by Amy Strader and Lisa Michael! We’ve curated a list of resources you can read/watch/listen to ahead of time before showing up to have a great conversation with other members of the community.

This event will also be available on Zoom for those who are still more comfortable with gathering. Link provided Monday July 19th.

Thursday, July 22

Social Justice Action Team Food Insecurity Panel in BUMC sanctuary at 6:50 p.m.

• It will be livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube. Music by Jordan Komoto (Vocal/Keyboard for Elevate Band) from 6:55-7:05 p.m.


• Food Insecurity Panel presenters include a rep from Bounty of the Bridgers, a rep from Gallatin Valley Food Bank, and a young mother who has dealt with food insecurity.


• Attendees are asked to bring food items (unexpired and non-perishable) for the food banks. All who bring at least one item will be entered in a drawing from which several food-related prizes will be given. Snacks from items purchased at the Farmers Market will be served.

Sunday, July 25

The Mighty Spork Food Truck will be back at Bozeman UMC after church for everyone in the Gallatin Valley to come for brunch! Join us in the Dokken Nelson Parking Lot.

Sunday July 25th at 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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