The Montana Department of Health & Human Services has contracted with the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry to operate the USDA Commodities Supplemental Food Program beginning November 1, 2022. All clients who had recertified and were eligible to receive Commodities on October 31, 2022, were transferred to the new program. St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry operates at 426 Central Avenue West in Great Falls. If you are currently on the program, have questions about eligibility or getting your food, please contact Amiee Dabler at (406) 761-0870.
Below are the current application and 2022 Income Guidelines. You may print these to apply, but they must be taken to St. Vincent DePaul for certification. Cascade County no longer certifies individuals for the program, but if you need assistance with filling out an application, please call or stop by our offices.
A typical Commodities Food Package will contain Dairy (cheese & shelf stable milk/powdered milk), Plant Based Proteins (peanut butter, dried or canned lentils and beans), Cereals (hot or cold), Pasta & Rice, canned Vegetables & Fruits, Juice, and canned Beef, Fish or Chicken. The recipient must take the full issuance, but they may donate or give away items they do not want. Participants cannot by law sell commodities and can be subject to federal penalties for doing so.
In accordance with Federal Law and USDA policy this program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.