The Annual Scare Away Hunger Food Drive is coming this Friday & Saturday from 10am to 7pm in front of Sam's Club with Great Falls Community Food Bank.

Needs are High

Most non profit organizations have seen their overall donations go down while people needing assistance go up. This does not stop these organizations from providing their services, they figure out ways to bring more donations in, so they can continue to provide services for those who need.

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The Great Falls Community Food Bank is one of those organizations that have seen the demand for food rise. There is almost always a bit of a growth year after year but these past few years have spiked in a short amount of time.

  • 10,000 People in Cascade County are suffering from food insecurity
  • 3 in 5 K-8 Public School teachers say students regularly come to school hungry
  • 1 in 5 Children in Montana struggle with hunger
  • 1 in 6 People in America face hunger

The Great Falls Community Food Bank serves as a warehouse distribution center for more than 70 emergency food providers in and around Cascade County.

Canva Graphics by Bejay Lindseth
Canva Graphics by Bejay Lindseth

Backpacks 4 Kids

Another great service that the Great Falls Community Food Bank runs is the Backpacks 4 Kids program. They distribute more than 750 packs of food every week to students in Great Falls. They work with school staffing to help identify kids who are food insecure and then make sure they go home on Friday with enough food to get them through the weekend.

You can help

Stop by Scare Away Hunger this Friday and Saturday and donate some non perishable food items.  You can also leave a monetary donation.  You can also donate online here.

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