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Missoula Food Bank hoping for strong finish to holiday food drive

Missoula Food Bank
Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 19:50:39-05

MISSOULA — Staff at the Missoula Food Bank says they are humbled and grateful for how the community has stepped up more than ever in a time where there has never been more need.

The food bank met its goal of their holiday food drive of $250,000 on Dec. 22, the quickest they have ever reached their goal -- and the donations keep on coming.

Missoula Food Bank Director of Development and Advocacy, Jessica Allred says they have never been so busy, and they don't expect that need to slow down anytime soon.

In addition to the store, the Missoula Food Bank also delivers free lunches to school students during the school year and offers two home delivery buses for seniors.

Allred is hoping for a strong final push.

"There are four days left in this drive and every dollar and every pound of food continues to go right into this community. There are more people going through our doors than ever have before and we're incredibly grateful," Allred told MTN News. "They all are going to help keep us going in the uncertain months ahead."

Allred adds any donation, big or small, will stay right here in the community and help those in need.