Food Pantry Needs Additional Donations
Activity at the Wolf Point Food Pantry has increased significantly during the past few months and additional donations are badly needed.
Gary Johnson, volunteer for the food pantry, reports that during the first three months of 2023, January through March, 928 families or 3,690 individuals were served. A total of 28,405 pounds of food was distributed.
Food wasn’t distributed during the second week of April because of a shortage of food.
In comparison, 1,487 families or 4,977 individuals were helped during the last nine months of 2022. A total of 48,573 pounds were distributed. If the current trend continues, more than 113,000 pounds of food will be distributed throughout 2023.
“At this level of giving, we will have a hard time getting enough food,” Johnson said.
He feels at least part of the reason for the increase is a reduction of SNAP assistance through COVID funding.
Johnson said the food pantry officials would appreciate donations of money or food. If interested, call him at 406-650-7040.
He greatly appreciates that the Fort Peck Tribes have donated $50,000 to the food pantry.
Additional volunteers would also be appreciated.
“We have a good set of volunteers. We could always need more,” Johnson said.
The next truck needs to be unloaded at 1 p.m. on April 26. The next day for the food pantry is April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.