Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation helping MT food banks

Posted at 11:46 AM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 12:49:42-05
Montana Food Bank
The Montana Food Bank (MTN News file photo)

MISSOULA – Several dozen Montana organizations are getting some extra holiday help.

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with the Montana Food Bank, has selected 75 food banks, food pantries, rescue missions, and homeless shelters across Montana to receive additional grant funds to aid them in helping the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

The Foundation’s special Holiday Giving Program is designed to give an extra boost to basic needs organizations around the holiday season, according to a news release.

Statics show that 1-in-8 people struggle with hunger in the Treasure Strate and the numbers are continuing to rise despite increased efforts to reduce it.

“Basic needs organizations go above and beyond to ensure that the needs of our fellow Montanans are met – a goal that becomes more and more challenging each year,” said the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Executive Director Mike Halligan.

“This special holiday program is designed so that struggling families and high-risk groups can enjoy the holidays, knowing where their next meal is coming from,” Halligan added.