The Missoula Food Bank is hoping Saturday?s Stamp Out Hunger food drive will help them keep up with spiking demand for food in western Montana.
Every year mailmen and women all over the United States collect food left out by mailboxes for the food drive. Missoula Food Bank Communications Director Jessica Allred said Stamp Out Hunger is typically the food bank?s biggest food drive of the year, but last year, they saw a drop in contributions.
"Last year we brought in five tons of food, which is great,? said Allred. ?But historically, we've brought in about ten tons of food. Last year was about half of what we typically raise, so we're just trying to get the word out and hope that people are able to participate and remember to do it before they go out for all things going on (Saturday)."
Allred said anyone who wants to help out is encouraged to leave any non-perishable food items next to their mailbox Saturday morning.