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Community Food Bank
Holds Holiday Food Drive

Seeley Swan Pathfinder
December 3, 1998

The newly formed Community Food Bank, which serves the Seeley Lake and Condon areas, hopes to open its doors during the first part of January, 1999.

The Community Food Bank will provide food to people who need food in an emergency situation. Emergency need means: they have run out of food and have no money or food stamps to purchase more. We are planning on being open one day a week throughout the year.

Your help is needed in preventing hunger in the Seeley-Swan Valley. There will be a HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE to establish a start-up inventory from December 6 to 20. Food contributions can be dropped off at Wold's Valley Market, Seeley Lake Pharmacy & Floral, Rovero's, Lazy Pine Mall, Seeley Lake Elementary School, Seeley-Swan High School, or your local church. Volunteers are needed to work on special projects and to do the regular work of the Food Bank. Financial contributions, which are needed for utilities, mailing, copying, a Food Bank Network fee, 501c3 fee and additional food/supplies, can be mailed to P.O. Box 1344, Seeley Lake, MT 59868.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Pat Hartman (677-3190), Lynn Groves (677-3459), or Cathy Rapp (677-3409).

Listed below are items needed to start the Community Food Bank. The focus is on simple meal preparation - the kinds of things even kids can cook. Canned Food - fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, peanut butter, pasta sauces, vegetable oil, beans, chili, spaghetti, tuna, milk, jelly, tomato sauce, baby food. Dry or Packaged Foods - Macaroni/cheese, top ramen, crackers, pastas - spaghetti, macaroni, rice, potato buds, potato dishes, Hamburger Helper, beans, pancake mix, dried milk, powdered eggs, dry cereal - ready to eat, oatmeal, cereals to cook, baby cereals, raisins, chocolate mix - hot or cold, sugar, biscuit mix. Food Bank Supplies - Ziplock bags, storage containers, shelving, cleaning supplies. Other Items - toilet paper, diapers, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, toiletries, pet food, dish soap.

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