BOZEMAN — The American Prairie Reserve is donating more than 4,000 pounds of bison meat to the Montana Food Bank Network.
They say this is equivalent to more than 12,000 servings and will help Montanans who are facing food security concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Montana Food Bank Network – which is based in Missoula -- is the state’s only statewide food bank and will distribute the bison meat across the state to food pantries around Montana. The American Prairie Reserve says the goal was to help fight hunger during a difficult time for Montanans.
“Harvesting bison is something that we do on a regular basis to help the health and sustainability of our herd. So it just made sense and it was a good fit for us to reach out to the Montana Food Bank Network which has been doing so much for people all around the state,” said Beth Saboe, senior external relations manager at American Prairie Reserve.
The American Prairie Reserve is a non-profit conservation organization in Montana, with a wildlife reserve outside of Lewistown Montana.