Stampede Out Hunger Food Drive for Helena Food Share

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 20:33:57-04

HELENA – The Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds, Super 1 Foods and MTN worked to fight hunger in the community Wednesday with their annual “Stampede on Hunger” food drive.

Volunteers were out all day collecting non-perishable items and cash donations to support Helena Food Share. Fairgrounds staff also presented Food Share with a check for $750.

Food Share assists over 1,500 families each month, which 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 5th 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.