Big Sky H.O.G. chapter makes holiday meal deliveries

Posted at 3:36 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 19:03:03-05

GREAT FALLS – The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Big Sky chapter shared holiday cheer with Great Falls families in the form of a holiday meal on Saturday.

More than 50 bikers from 13 area motorcycle clubs packed holiday food boxes for 25 families.

The boxes were jam-packed with everything needed for a Christmas meal from the turkey all the way down to the salt and pepper.

Along with the food, H.O.G. made sure there was a gift for the children in each of the families.

Great Falls Public Schools provided a list of families that could use the extra holiday help.

After boxing up the food and gifts, members moved across the Electric City on bikes and in cars to deliver the items.

Big Sky H.O.G Activities Coordinator Pam Howard said feeding families, especially families with children, is critical.

“We need to make sure that our kids in Great Falls are eating one way or another, if it’s donating to the schools’ food pantries, if you go to a restaurant and you want to buy a $5 gift card at McDonalds, you can drop it off at one of the schools. There are so many things you could do, just be aware of it, it’s an all-year problem,” explained Howard.

The families receiving the Christmas meals range in size from 3 to 12 and the donations will feed about 150 people.

This is the first year H.O.G has held meal deliveries, but Howard said they hope to expand the effort next year.

Reporting by Joe Huisinga for MTN News