Meeting needs: Town Pump, Montana food banks hoping to raise $4 million

Town Pump has launched its annual fundraising campaign to benefit food banks, saying more Montanans are turning to them because of “ever-increasing food costs and other every day expenses.”

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation hopes the campaign will raise $4 million across Montana from now through Nov. 30, including a Town Pump match of nearly $1.1 million, to benefit a record 115 food banks and charitable organizations statewide.

Bill McGladdery with the Town Pump Charitable Foundation stands with Lorriane Hamry, executive director of the Butte Emergency Food Bank, at the food bank’s warehouse and office on Second Street on Wednesday. Town Pump launched its statewide fundraising campaign for food banks across Montana this week.

Duncan Adams, Montana Standard

Locally, Town Pump is matching up to $50,000 on behalf of the Butte Emergency Food Bank, $50,000 at the Rescue Mission and $5,000 at the Montana Tech Food Pantry.

Food banks elsewhere in southwest Montana will benefit too, including ones in Anaconda, Boulder, Deer Lodge, Dillon, Ennis, Sheridan, Twin Bridges and Whitehall. 

Food Bank participants

Here are the food banks and organizations in southwest Montana participating

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