This week, the Montana Glacier Family of Banks (First Security Bank Missoula, Glacier Bank, Western Security Bank, Valley Bank Helena, First Security Bank Bozeman and First Bank of Montana) announced a $35,000 gift to the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN). This gift will support food distribution to food banks and food pantries across Montana during the Covid-19 crisis. MFBN recognizes the significant impact of this crisis which will be felt for months to come. This gift lays the foundation to provide food for food insecure Montanans during the ever-changing times ahead.
“We believe every person has a basic human right to access nutritious, high-quality food. This gift from the Montana Glacier Family of Banks, allows MFBN to secure and transport over 100,000 meals for Montanans to help meet the increased needs during this unprecedented time. “We are so grateful for this donation. This gift is allowing us to continue our work and fulfill our mission.” Stated Gayle Carlson, MFBN Chief Executive Officer
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began the amount of food distributed to those in need in March and April has increased in some areas of Montana as much as 50 – 100%. MFBN is working diligently to meet the increased need for food assistance throughout Montana.
“Alleviating food insecurity and maintaining the ability to distribute and transport food to pantries across Montana during the COVID-19 crises, and at all times, is critical for the health and wellbeing of all Montanans’. Supporting our local communities is one of the pillars of our organization and we couldn’t be more proud of the incredible work the Montana Food Bank Network is doing right now, when it’s needed the most.” – Scott Burke, President and CEO First Security Bank Missoula
Visit MFBN.org to learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 in our state and to donate to support our neighbors in need.
About Montana Food Bank Network
Montana Food Bank Network’s mission is to end hunger through food acquisition and distribution, education, and advocacy. They believe that every person has the fundamental human right to access nutritious, high-quality food that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. The Network is made up of 380 neighborhood food banks, community pantries, social organizations, homeless shelters, schools, and many other organizations committed to ending hunger in Montana. Montana Food Bank Network distributes food across Montana from Heron to Wibaux, Eureka to Yellowstone, and everywhere in between.
About the Glacier Family of Banks
Glacier Bancorp is a regional bank holding company that provides industry leading financial services to individuals and businesses throughout the Western United States. This has enabled us to serve our local communities with the same unique personal attention and friendly service our customers have come to expect, with the added resources of our much larger banking family.