HELENA – The Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds, Super 1 Foods and MTN News worked to fight hunger in the community Wednesday with their annual “Stampede on Hunger” food drive.
Volunteers were out all day collecting nonperishable items and cash donations to support Helena Food Share. Fairgrounds staff also presented the Helena Food Share with a check for $750.
The Helena Food Share assists over 1,500 families each month, a task that requires nearly 6,000 pounds of food a day.
“I think people are just really grateful when they’re able to pull these food items off our shelves and put them in their basket and take them home to put on their table,” said Bruce Day, Helena Food Share executive director.
Day said every dollar and can of food makes a difference, adding he’s thankful whenever the community comes together for food drives like this.
Now in its fifth year, Stampede on Hunger has collected more than 6,000 pounds of food for Helena Food Share.
More information about Helena Food Share can be found here.
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News