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The West Shore Food Bank (WSFB) qualifies as a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation will qualify for tax deduction under WSFB’s Tax ID number. Federal Tax ID Number: 20-0353235. 

A separate account is kept for donations to support children in the community. The account is used to fund the Snackpak Program, as well as non-food items. This account has provided mittens, caps and other items identified by the schools as an emergency need.


As a donor of food and other items, individuals and organizations are protected under Montana's Good Faith Donor Law (MCA 27-1-716).  

We sincerely appreciate your donation.


You can donate online through PayPal by clicking the Donate button below:

If donating through PayPal, please check the box to share your address with us. This will enable us to send you a tax deductible receipt.

Types of Donations Needed

We are in need of food and financial donations. 


Food donations may be placed in the drop box on the south side of our building. Please consider donating only quality food. We accept food which is:

  • Non-perishable

  • Unopened

  • Within "best by" date

  • Canned goods which have labels and are not dented

  • Game meat which has been commercially packaged and is in good shape; not freezer burned, etc.

  • Other – We can make arrangements to meet a donor to accept large donations or items which include foods which require special handling, e.g., frozen foods. Please call 406-844-2779 to arrange delivery. 


Financial Donations

Financial donations are a welcome choice and give us the flexibility to meet the organization’s needs. Like any other enterprise, we must pay utility bills, maintain our equipment, pay insurance as well as buy food to underwrite our activities. Financial donations can be made in person, by clicking on the PayPal link to the left, or by sending a check to:

West Shore Food Bank

PO Box 630

Lakeside, MT 59922


We are a food bank and DO NOT distribute non-food items like clothing. Therefore, we strongly discourage donations of non-food items. If you have non-food items to donate, there are other places in the Valley that will accept these items. 


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