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First Ever Great Falls Food Flash Mob

First Ever Great Falls Food Flash Mob

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After a successful fight child hunger week, my neighbor in need holding a unique event at Vans IGA to collect the food they raised from that week.  

"Today is the first ever food flash mob to benefit the area's school pantries. 19 school pantries will receive literally about a ton of food. And this would not be possible without General Distributing. General Distributing agreed to pay the $2,000 today for this so we want to thank General Distributing and IGA for coming through," explains Dave Snuggs.

Over 30 volunteers took part in the unique flash mob, charged with the task of collecting 2 tons of food in only 43 minutes. Volunteer Braden Younkin came in to help on his Saturday to help out his fellow students.

"It's good to have lunch for those kids who can't eat every day, because their parents can't get them and who don't have hot lunch they can get this with the food pantry," says Younkin.

After folks filled their carts, the Great Falls Food Bank takes the checked out food where they will send it to 19 school pantries as a donation, which is very welcomed by the schools themselves.

"It's pretty fantastic, because I can tell at Great Falls High during the month of April, we gave out 61 baskets with about 25 hundred pounds of food. So any food that we get, and this is donated, so any food that we get that our pantries don't have to raise money and then buy on our own is a blessing," explains Jan Mader.

Not only did Vans IGA let my neighbor in need and volunteers shop at their store, but they even helped add to their total themselves.

"This is amazing I mean we were so happy when Dave asked us to come on board with this, spending $2,000 worth of groceries at our store, and we went ahead and check to see if we could do a donation ourselves, so the Vans IGA store did the $400 and then the employees here took their jean money that they do every Saturday and we did an additional $100. So we donated $500 today," says Store Manager Wayde Anderson.

The entire group reached 2,000 lbs of food with 11 minutes to spare, collecting a total of 2,035 total lbs of food to distribute to local school pantries.

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