Food Share holiday meal distribution set for Sunday and Monday; Turkey Challenge is Friday

Helena Food Share’s annual Thanksgiving meal distribution is set for Sunday and Monday.

The local food bank distributes thousands of holiday meals to families in need every year, and this year’s distributions are scheduled for Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Community, 1700 Missoula Ave., and Monday at Helena Food Share’s Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis St.

About 10 Helena residents volunteered to direct traffic around Helena Food Share as about 400 families in need came to receive groceries for a Thanksgiving dinner in this 2020 IR file photo.

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Families in need of a Thanksgiving meal are asked to visit the food bank’s website and register to receive one. Those without internet access can call to have their name added to the list.

Helena Food Share Communications Director Patty White said the registration requires a name and household size. Those who register will be given an hour time slot during which to pick up their meal.

White said Friday’s distribution at St. Mary’s is being run entirely by church staff and volunteers and is at capacity.


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