HELENA – Helena Food Share received a $20,660 donation on Thursday November 29 from First Interstate Bank to help fund their KidPack program.
The money donated was made possible by a combined effort from First Interstate employees, First Interstate branches in Helena, and the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation as a part of the bank’s annual Neighbors Feeding Neighbors campaign.
Helena First Interstate Bank Market President Brenden Craig said every First Interstate employee from tellers to administrators personally donated to the cause this year.
“It’s unfortunate to hear that 1in 5 children are leaving school on a Friday and are hungry over the weekend,” said Craig, “So that was a message to our staff that we really care about and want to help those in need.”
Each week Food Share provide more than 1,100 KidPacks to the Helena area and Executive Director Bruce Day said this donation goes a long way to helping local children.
“The impact of this giving is so important because of the difference it will have on children in our community,” said Day, “Thank you First Interstate Bank for being a leader in the KidPack Challenge and our work to relieve childhood hunger in our community.”
1 in 7 members of the Helena community struggles with hunger and 1,500 families use Food Share each month.
For more on the programs Helena Food Share offers visit their website here.