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Great Falls Community Food Bank in Need of Donations

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Dave Abbott, the Executive Director Great Falls Community Food Bank, says, "we're always in need of donations".  Summer is actually one of the slowest times of year for food bank donations.  Abbott explains that there's a surge of donations during the holidays because people are in the spirit of giving, but that spirit should be year round because people are in need year round.

While donations are vital around the holidays to make those feasts possible for every family, summer is actually a time of great need as well.  Abbott says need is great especially in the summer with kids out of school because they don't have access to free and reduced lunch".

Serving 64 agencies, the Great Falls Community Food Bank is the only re-distribution organization for the Montana Food Bank Network and Feeding America.  Abbott says, "in Cascade County alone there's 10,000 people with food insecurities which means they don't know where their next meal comes from".

You can help by donating to the food bank, either actual food or funds.  The virtual food drive is a way to easily keep track of your donations because it's all done online.  Abbott says since that program started the food bank saw a 5% increase over the holiday donations.  Abbott says the virtual food drive is convenient for people to do it from their home.

Although you may drop a specific item into your shopping cart in the virtual food drive, that's just to show you how far your dollar goes.  The food bank will take your monetary donation and buy the items they need most.


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