Providing food, shelter, help and hope to Missoula’s homeless and hungry.

Pumpkins for the Pov

For over 40 years, the Poverello Center has provided a necessary safety net for our community members living in hunger and homelessness. An award winning non-profit organization, the Poverello Center provides education, advocacy, and a multitude of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of people struggling with poverty in Missoula.

Providing food, shelter, help, and hope to all who ask.

Pumpkins for the Pov

The Poverello Center provides food, shelter, help and hope to our community members living in poverty.

Pumpkins with a Purpose:

The Poverello Center Food Programs work hard to get our most vulnerable neighbors fed every day of the year.  We provide hot lunch and dinner, sack lunches and Food Pantry services each week, which not only feeds people experiencing homelessness but also helps keep people housed. 

Since 2016, Pumpkins for the Pov has raised crucial funding for Food Programs through the sale of organic, locally grown pumpkins. Our dedicated partners and supporters make this fundraiser possible, and we are so grateful for each of our sale locations and sponsors.

Buy your pumpkins with purpose this year at our sale locations around town throughout October!


Sales Locations

Pumpkins will be available starting October 1st at the following locations.

Good Food Store

1600 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT 59801

Rattlesnake Market

2501 Rattlesnake Dr.
Missoula, MT 59802

YMCA Missoula

3000 S Russell St
Missoula, MT 59801

Imagine Nation Brewery

1151 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802

The Trough

2106 Clements Rd
Missoula, MT 59804

Parkside Credit Union Locations

320 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802

4055 Brooks St
Missoula, MT 59804

2300 Great Northern Ave
Missoula, MT 59808

Sponsors of Pumpkins for the Pov

40 Percent of our shelter Guests have income but struggle to find housing in Missoula's competitive market.
We receive $800,000 worth of donated food per year, allowing our commercial soup kitchen to serve nutrient rich, fresh meals for a cost of less $1 per person.
We simply could not operate without community support. Volunteers provide nearly 9,000 hours of service each year, a value of $200,000.
$16.44 provides a warm night of shelter and three hot meals to a homeless neighbor.