More people than ever before rely on the services the Missoula Food Bank provides.
Executive director Aaron Brock said the last few months have been the busiest time in the food bank’s history.
And during the first month of the pandemic, more than 500 families who have never used the Food Bank before needed help.
Which is why he is pleased that the annual food drive is going so well.
So far, they’ve received about 100,000 of their 250,000 dollar goal. They also hope to gather 55,000 pounds of food by December 31st.
Donating money to the Food Bank allows them to stretch their food buying power through wholesale buying.
That can be a savings of anywhere from 50 to 100 percent on the things they buy.
Donating food provides more variety for their clients. And sometimes, grocery shopping for more than just your own family brings us all together.
Missoula food Bank Executive Aaron Brock said,"You are there and getting food for your family and you are also picking out items for your neighbors who might need it. and then you know, does it feel better for some people to walk through the doors with that grocery sack full of food with pull up in our alley and have out team come out and unload the food that they picked out with love. I think that for some donors that is really important and I love that. "
And we are happy to help with that effort through our KPAX and First Security Bank holiday food drive. You can safely donate non-perishable food items to any First Security bank location or make that cash donation on line at ffsbmsla.com. We'll be doing through through the end of the year.