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Gallatin Valley Food Bank delivers free food boxes to Belgrade for first-time distribution

Food bank partnered with HRDC to give families free food previously donated to their cause
Posted at 7:30 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 21:31:29-04

BELGRADE — The Gallatin Valley Food Bank made their presence known in Belgrade, with the first-time food distribution for that town free of charge.

Volunteers with the food bank, partnering up with the HRDC, offered people who just heard about the distribution “Farmer’s Feeding Families” boxes, which are provided through the USDA and the Coronavirus Relief Act.

In total, there were 150 boxes, each weighing 25 pounds and holding a gallon of milk, cooked meats, produce and other dairy products, all previously donated.

All they asked each interested family: how many were in their household and where were they from.

Food bank volunteers say it’s part of a surging effort to help hundreds of families each week.

“Belgrade is a community with lots of folks who can use some extra help, especially during this time with COVID-19,” says Jon Horn, operations manager for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. “We’re just really happy to be able to share this produce and other good stuff around.”

While there aren’t any deliveries next week, the Gallatin Valley Food Bank plans to start doing more free food distributions in July on a weekly basis.