Saturday, December 02, 2023

Food Bank welcomes donations

| September 21, 2023 12:00 AM

The Town Pump Food Bank Challenge started Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Each year they challenge the Montana Food Banks to fundraise, and if we meet our goal,they will match the donations. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000.

All of our volunteers are dedicated to our families and will greet you with a smile and no judgement or labels. Our goal is that families feel comfortable and safe when they use our pantry. We are 100% operated by volunteers and all monies raised go to the purchase of nutritious foods for our clients. Our hope is that not one person goes hungry.

During 2022 we served an average of 408 families per month. This year we have served an average of 478 families per month.

With the rising costs of fresh foods, i.e.: eggs, bread, milk, produce and margarine, as well as the costs of shelf-stable items, it is hard for smaller pantries to provide the food needed by their clients. With the help of the Town Pump, we are able to give our clients better choices of healthy foods.

We are also providing much needed fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer months from the donations from our local growers. These can be small family plots as well as local farmers. Our local stores also donate a lot of food to the pantry.

We are all so thankful for the donations we receive from within or outside our community as well as corporations. From the small donations, possibly from a child's piggy bank, to the larger donations from community members and businesses, we would all like to say thank you!

Deborah Chapman

Treasurer and Board Member

Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry, Inc.

Recent Headlines