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Flathead Food Bank in need of post-holiday donations

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 21:20:33-05

KALISPELL — A northwest Montana food bank is issuing a call for donations to help those in need.

Flathead Food Bank executive director Jamie Quinn says the facility serves 7,500 people each year.

She also told MTN News they served over 600 families for both Thanksgiving and Christmas during their busiest time of the year.

Quinn is looking to remind donors that people need food all year round -- not just during the holiday season.

"All of our donations -- whether they be financial, volunteers, and also in-kind food coming in -- we tend to mostly receive that in that November, December time frame," said Quinn. "So, it's a lot harder for us and we end up having to spend more money during the rest of the year to purchase and offset those costs."

She says the Flathead Food Bank they always need canned goods like soups, beans, mac and cheese and tuna. Anyone can use the Kalispell food bank as long as they have a form of personal identification.

Click here for more information on how to help the Flathead Food Bank.