NCCC Team Holds Fresh Produce Drive to Benefit Helena Food Share

More fresh food options are coming to Helena Food Share

HELENA - More fresh food options are coming to Helena Food Share.

Americorps State/National, Americorps NCCC, and Americorps VISTA  workers donned fruit outfits today to raise donations for Helena food share’s new Farm Stand.

The new Farm stand was built so that Food Share can distribute more healthy food to their customers.

Helena Food Share Development Director Daneal Lightner said that one of the problems they face is not having enough nutritional balance for their customers.

Adding that Fresh Food is a luxury for many who need food the agency's services

“The families that we’re feeding are up against a variety of struggles. Housing, medical bills, low income,” said Lightner, “If we can give them a healthy meal with fresh foods that are going to support seniors and kiddos who are trying to grow. That’s one less problem that our customers have to face.”

The new Farm stand will be making its debut this Friday at the Helena Food Share’s Summer Lot party.  

Food share will also be having a Fresh is Best food drive every Wednesday in the Month of June.

Helena Food Share Summer Lot Party – June 9th 11:00am to 3:00pm at 1616 Lewis St, Helena, MT 59601

Fresh is Best Food Drive Locations

June 7th Vans Thriftway

June 14th Safeway

June 21st Albertsons on North Montana Ave.

June 28th Super 1

Posted: Jun 07, 2017 3:46 PM MDT Updated: Jun 07, 2017 4:37 PM MDT

By John Riley - MTN News

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