Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:15 PM by KXLF Media Center
The Butte Emergency Food Bank is exceeding the amount of donations received last year in the Annual Thompson Food Drive, according to Kathy Griffith, executive director of the food bank.
"When people in Butte hear that people are in need they dig deep and that's what happed," Griffith said. "We got out there with the advertising saying people were struggling and sure enough this community they dug in and they made it happen again."
More than 66,000 pounds of food have been donated, 1,000 more pounds compared to last year, according to Griffith. The food bank has received $36,000 in donations, nearly $3,000 more than the year prior.
The community still has the opportunity to contribute to the Thompson Food Drive. The food bank will accept donations until a week from this Friday. All donations from the food drive will be utilized locally.
The food bank serves 2,500 individuals every month, reaching 800 homes.