MISSOULA — The Missoula Food Bank is wrapping up its Holiday Food Drive this week, and they’re hoping for one last push to reach their goals.
They have collected just over $200,000 -- in addition to thousands of pounds of food – since Dec. 1. The goal for this year’s drive was set at $250,000, which is based on increased community need in recent years.
Missoula Food Bank executive director Aaron Brock says that regardless of whether or not they reach their financial goal, he’s always amazed at how the community takes care of their own.
“What we see is the community that raises its head over and over again,” Brock said. “How can people help, how can they be involved, what can they do to make sure no one in this community has to go hungry tonight? So, this is the time that the warehouse...fills up, the checking account fills up, and make all of our work possible.”
Food donations can be dropped off at the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center at 1720 Wyoming Street.
Additionally, KPAX and First Security Bank have extended our holiday food drive to help the Missoula Food Bank make their 2019 goal. You can drop off your non-perishable food items at any First Security Bank around Missoula.
We will be collecting donations for the Missoula Food Bank through New Year’s Day.