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Helena Food Share and Helena Motors Fight Childhood Hunger

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"I am so grateful to have the help of Helena Motors and all of the work that Ford is doing nationally to make a difference in childhood hunger." says Ann Waickman, Executive Director of the Helena Food Share.

The Helena Food Share "Kid Packs" program is joining forces with Ford at Helena Motors to end local childhood hunger.

"At this point in time 30% of the individual lives served each month are our children." 

The "Kid Packs" program is a drive for kid friendly foods that will be given at the end of each week to elementary school students believed to be in need of supplemental weekend nutrition.

"We began small serving one school in the 2009-2010 academic year and have now expanded to serve four Helena schools and our newest edition the two schools in East Helena, Eastgate and Radley are now being served." says Waickman.

This is the first year that Helena Motors Ford has joined with Helena Food Share for "Kid Packs" program, and what better month than Fords national Month of Caring.

"Well this is a great program Fords got going around the country, they have the national month of caring with Ford and they really wanted us to focus on child hunger, that was the area." Says Jim Stanger, owner of Helena Motors. "So we contacted our local food share cause they are the experts and they came up with the program we can help with."

The drive ends on Monday so you have four days to make your way down to Helena Motors to donate some kid friendly and nutritious food, but while your there you might as well check out the nice line up of new cars on the lot.

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