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Missoula Food Bank announces changes due to coronavirus concerns

Missoula Food Bank
Posted at 10:48 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 13:26:38-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula Food Bank has announced that several precautionary measures are being put in place due to coronavirus concerns.

The use of all food bank facilities is suspended effective immediately, including regularly scheduled meetings and special reservations of the Learning Kitchen and other spaces.

EmPower Place will be open only for grab-and-go meals. The center will also be closed for play.

The Missoula Food Bank’s Spring Break Kids Eat Free meal service will continue at the following locations for grab-and-go meals:

  • Travois Village: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Futura Mobile Homes: Lunch: 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • EmPower Place at MFB&CC Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Wednesday & Friday / Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Monday - Friday / Supper: 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday only

All emergency food pantry services will transition to a box-model.

However, families are welcome and there is no fear of scarcity. Families will also continue to receive foods regularly available at the food bank.

The household intake process will be altered to limit time in the facility and the safety and health of our customers, the waiting room is closed.

Services will occur in real-time from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

There can be no customized requests filled during this time.

The Missoula Food Bank notes in a news release that the precautions will be in place until the leadership of our organization, informed by experts, feel is prudent to resume normal programming.