Scripps donates to Great Falls food bank and challenges community to match

Great Falls Community Food Bank
Posted at 3:38 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 20:36:13-04

GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Community Food Bank has nearly doubled the amount of food they have given to organizations in the last two months. That's why KRTV wants to help - our parent company Scripps is donating $12,000 to the food bank and challenging the community to match that donation.

The Great Falls Community Food Bank serves more than 70 agencies in our community, including Meals On Wheels, youth organizations, Great Falls Public Schools pantries, and more. Executive Director Shaun Tatarka said they usually provide around 10,000 pounds of food per week to those agencies, but during COVID-19 concerns that has increased to more than 20,000 pounds.

Tatarka said the community has been very generous over the past few months, but donations tend to drop in the summer months and they face an uncertain future.

“We're also having a big of a supply problem. Some of the places where I can get food aren't responding to my requests currently because there's been a shortage and that's due to many different reason from hoarding to plants being shut down, so it's a little scary time right now,” explained Tatarka.

If you’d like to contribute and help match Scripps’ donation, give the Great Falls Community Food Bank a call at 406-452-9029, or click here to visit the website.