Great Divide 4-H Food Drive set to help the Great Falls Public Schools
The Great Divide 4-H Club is hosting a community project January 26th at Great Falls High Field house.
Every year, the club votes on two community service projects, and this year, they chose to support the youth in the community by doing a food drive. The food drive will take place Thursday, January 26th, in the Great Falls High field house during girl’s crosstown Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball games at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The reason Great Divide 4-H is doing this food drive is because the high schools are constantly searching for more food to help with their food pantries.
You are invited to show up to support your team and the schools. They are going to have two bins, one with the Rustler logo and one with the Bison logo, and you can donate to your respective team. In addition to food, they are collecting toiletries or you can make a cash donation that will be used to purchase food or other needed items for the pantries.
Items need to be nonperishable, easy to prepare and food that kids will eat. Soups, granola bars, mac and cheese are all great items to donate to the drive. Food insecurity is one of the largest concerns that the youth of Great Falls face every day and this project will help secure needed meals for many. It is estimated that 11% of households in MT face food insecurity and those homes with children increase that number to over 20%.
To learn more about 4-H and the many programs they offer contact the Cascade County Extension office at (406) 454-6980
If you have a story idea or something you want to learn more about, give Randy a call at 406-788-3003 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org