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Helena Food Share encourages those affected by COVID-19 closures to reach out if they face hunger

Posted: 7:29 PM, Mar 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-17 21:29:17-04
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HELENA — Helena Food Share is committed to offering services through the COVID-19 pandemic, and are asking for help to support those facing hunger during these times.

“We’re definitely staying open, but on a limited basis” said Food Share Executive Director Bruce Day. “We want to make sure that people that need food still have access to it.”

Following recommendations from the CDC, the pantry has moved to providing grab-and-go boxes that will be available at the door of the pantry for people.

Food Share is also taking extra steps to make sure everything is properly cleaned to prevent viral spread.

The organization says they have plenty of food for people, and are prepared for an influx of more families that may find they are in need of the pantry’s services.

“No one should feel embarrassed, or too proud perhaps, to come get food at Helena Food Share,” said Day. “There are a lot of people here, there’s no judgment. We make sure that we’re providing service to people with respect and dignity.”

Food Share does not have an income eligibility. In order to receive food from the pantry people just need an I.D. and a I.D. for each member of the family.

Helena Food Share is asking for people to consider making a monetary donation to help alleviate the financial stress of meeting the needs of the community.

The Salvation Army and The Red Cross have teamed up to get 1,200 meal packs delivered to children in need while schools are closed, but they need volunteers to deliver them to children’s homes on Fridays.

Those interested in volunteering should call 406-442-8244 or email joe.wojton@usw.salvationarmy.org