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Missoula Food Bank Will Maintain most services while short-handed

Posted at 6:26 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 20:26:00-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula Food Bank is going to a skeleton crew and reducing hours after finding out that one of its team members tested positive for COVID-19.

Since that diagnosis, the food bank worked with the Missoula Health Department and Community Medical Center to get Rapid Tests for all employees and volunteers who were in contact with the infected staff member.

All of those tests have come back negative.

Executive Director, Aaron Brock, said several volunteers have stepped up to keep most of their services up and running.

He said the food bank has temporarily suspended their Grocery Rescue Program until they are back at full staff which he hopes will be late next week.

Otherwise, they are ready to meet community needs. Brock said, “Our store is basically the same. We are cutting back hours again, just with a smaller staff having some capacity. Folks are welcome to come through our doors whenever they need. We also have good food, we have plenty of food and we’re happy to help any family who needs it.”

Until they are back at full staff, the food bank will be closed on Friday, and will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday.