Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - This week, the Montana Food Bank Network, along with partners Albertsons and Safeway introduced their Campaign for Bigger Impact to help raise the $3 million left in their $15 million capital campaign.

I spoke with Bill Matthews, Chief Development Officer about the continuing fundraising campaign.

The Montana Food Bank Network hopes to Raise the Remaining $3 Million

“At the Montana Food Bank Network, we've been working on a project for the last few years,” began Matthews. “It's actually a silent phase of our capital campaign to build a new facility here in Missoula, to really expand our operations across the state, to have more food storage and more food distribution across the state, to our food banks and food pantries in every nook and cranny of the state of Montana in all 56 counties where we operate.”

Matthews detailed the impact that the Montana Food Bank Network has on the hungry in Montana.

Matthews Detailed the Alarming Statistics on Hunger in Montana

“One in nine Montanans don't have enough food on the table, and that includes one in six children, so the need is just getting greater all the time,” he said. “The Montana Food Bank Network is the only statewide food bank in the state, and we distribute food to over 360 network partners that and that includes food banks, food pantries, schools, senior centers, shelters, and tribal centers.”

Along with shopping at participating Albertsons and Safeway stores in Missoula and throughout the state, Matthews provided more ways to help the MFBN reach its goal.

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“People can go to our website,” he said. “We're going to have posters up in all 40 stores across the state, and they're going to help out through social media and their own websites to direct people to our donation page for the project itself. So, that's what's really going on over the next three months, which will really help out.”

The new facility is expected to be completed by July, 2025.

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