Missoula Food Bank & Community Center Holiday Drive Raises $325,000
MISSOULA – Missoula Food Bank & Community Center wrapped up its 38th annual Holiday Drive on Dec. 31, reaching its goal of collecting $325,000.
The fundraiser, which happens each December, provides the critical funds needed to address hunger in Missoula County. Donations received will support direct nutrition programs through its choice-model store and rural satellite pantries. Contributions will also deliver groceries to home-bound seniors and provide meals to school-aged children.
“We're immensely grateful for the generosity of our community,” said Amy Allison Thompson, executive director of Missoula Food Bank & Community Center. “The success of the Holiday Drive allows us to make a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbors and ensures a brighter new year for everyone.”
Missoula Food Bank & Community Center would like to thank everyone who donated, with special thanks to Jackson Contractor Group, First Security Bank, and the Missoula news media community for their support. The food bank would also like to thank its volunteers who donate their time, helping to stock shelves, deliver food and pack meals. For information about volunteer opportunities visit www.missoulafoodbank.org/volunteer.
As the primary resource for emergency food services in Missoula County, Missoula Food Bank & Community Center serves one in five people in Missoula County – nearly 25,000 individuals and 7,500 households.
Community members can make donations by calling 406-549-0543 or by visiting www.missoulafoodbank.org/donate. Food donations can be dropped off in person at 1720 Wyoming Street.
Missoula Food Bank & Community Center is open for distribution Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information about programs and services visit www.missoulafoodbank.org.