GREAT FALLS – Set Free Ministries in Great Falls hosts a food ministry every Monday and Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to noon.
Organizers said more than 50 people showed up to get food on Monday.
Each week, in order to accept free food, people need to arrive at the Set Free Ministries church building one hour early and sign up.
A group of Set Free volunteers drive a truck around Great Falls collecting food from various donors and unload it at the church.
Organizers say Set Free Ministries has been in Great Falls for 23 years and has worked to be a shelter from the storm for those in need.
“We do this for anyone that needs help, and is homeless or on a fixed income. We get a lot of seniors, we get a lot of handicap people,” said volunteer Raine Wegner
Set Free Ministries said they’ve served collectively 109,000 people from January to July of this year.
They do not ask for a proof of income or the reason for the people requesting food.
On every other Thursday evening, a minister travels from the Fort Belknap Reservation to give a sermon from the Native American perspective. People are treated to a free meal of fry bread and soup.
Set Free is located at 216 9th Street North.