Sarah Gaither, operations manager for the Big Sky Community Food Bank shows one of the many crock pot options available to residents who need them. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Food drive and crock pots

Big Sky Community Food Bank prepares for the holidays

In preparation for the cooler temperatures and seasonal workers, The Big Sky Community Food Bank has just received its first delivery of crock pots from Ace Hardware. 

50 crock pots are up for grabs by Big Sky residents who need them, particularly people who do not have access to a regular kitchen, Sarah Gaither, operations manager for the Big Sky Community Food Bank explained. 

“There will be more delivered as needed,” Dean Nally, Food Bank volunteer and representative of Ace Hardware said. 

Offering Thanksgiving dinners in a bag has become a yearly tradition with over 100 families participating and that number growing incrementally every year, Gaither said. 

Beginning the first year, she created the opportunity for people who picked-up Thanksgiving meals to write what made them most thankful. She taped the pieces of paper on the walls from the first and second years and noted that the walls provide perspective. 

The Lone Peak High School National Honor Society is currently doing a food drive for the food bank. Gaither encourages residents to contact their favorite honor society students to contribute. 

The food bank is located at 47995 Gallatin Rd. and open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Fridays and 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays. 

For more information, call (406) 995-3088. 

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