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Missoula Food Bank taking in donations from gardens

Fresh Produce
Posted at 9:54 AM, Oct 02, 2020

MISSOULA — Bounties of fresh produce from gardens across Western Montana are being picked right now.

If you have a little more than you need, the Missoula Food Bank would love to take that produce off your hands.

Every year around this time, the Missoula Food Bank receives thousands of pounds of fresh produce from gardens to help those in need.

All of the donated garden items go through the same process as any other donation to ensure its safety.

Executive director Aaron Brock says the harvest season is a big help to the organization.

"It’s wonderful when there is local produce high quality produce that’s available to the families using the food bank services. You know especially during the growing season here at the garden city we get a lot of local fresh produce that comes through our doors. It’s wonderful," he said.

Brock stressed the produce needs to be fresh and non-processed due to Missoula City-County Health Department regulations.