MISSOULA — The holiday season brings a spirit of giving, and Missoula’s food bank and community center benefited greatly from Missoula’s generosity.
They set a fundraising goal of $325,000 for the 38th Annual Holiday Food Drive and reached that goal on December 31st.
KPAX-TV and our parent company, EW Scripps, are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. Last week, the Scripps Howard Foundation donated a $25,000 check to the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center for a holiday food drive. The Scripps Howard Foundation is a public charity that supports EW Scripps Company and its philanthropic efforts for the communities it serves, including Western Montana.
Funds raised from the Holiday Food Drive will help the nation this new year by sustaining many programs and keeping shelves stocked.
“For us, it is very important that we always have tight control over our inventory. We are very busy, so we don’t have a very large warehouse space. It is important to us that we have enough inventory and enough cash. It’s very important. They bought it to make sure we can serve every family that comes through our doors,” said Amy Allison, executive director of the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center. Thompson told MTN. “We served about 25,000 people last year, so we want to be ready to serve the same number or more next year.”
If you would like to volunteer at the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center by picking, packing, or delivering food, click here.