North West Montana Veterans Food Pantry & Stand Down
We appreciate your donation to the North West Montana Veterans Food Pantry & Stand Down. Each time you donate you help continue our mission in helping veterans and their families. In 2020, your generous donations helped us distribute 159,933lbs of food, to 3807 individuals, in 288 households, 78 homeless, 210 low income at risk of homelessness, for a total of 1,979 monthly food Boxes.
9974lbs of food, to 929 people, 168 children, for a total of 206 Holiday Boxes and veterans able to shop at Santa’s Workshop.
294 individuals to use our other programs such as laundry and shower facilities, counseling.
$12,400.25 worth of necessary clothing, bedding, furniture, and other household items through our One To Wear, One to Wash Program.
1,206 individuals in our local community, receive medical equipment through our DME loan program.
In 2020 the pantry was able to give support to other community organizations; 1,955lbs to feeding the flathead/ community kitchen, 986lbs to Evergreen Lions club Christmas boxes, 2,000lbs to Eureka Food Bank, 450lbs to Eureka VFW Thanksgiving Boxes, 2,641lbs to Browning Food Bank, 13,805lbs to Plains/ Hot Springs Food Bank, 509lbs to Fortine.
2020 gave us some new challenges our donors/ supporters pitched in and helped us learn that we can make it through new challenges whether it is having to deliver food boxes to homebound or door to door pick up or purchasing PPE’S or new social distancing. Our community of Veterans and supporters pulled through and made us realize we are adaptable.
Thank you for your continued support. It is truly appreciated we could not do it without each and every one of you!!
We have determined that a pledge of $25 a month will cover the monthly food box for a veteran and cover other operating expenses to ensure the needs of veterans are met.