“We’re serving more people than we ever have. So, we’re seeing record numbers,” said Emily Smith, operations manager for the Headwaters Area Food Bank. From last year to this year, they’ve grown 50 percent, and their outreach doesn’t end in the headwaters.
“Folks come from Whitehall, Townsend, Sheridan, Willow Creek, and Butte,” said Smith.
The culprit causing this food insecurity? “People can’t afford their rent or mortgage, so they have to cut the budget in other places,” said Smith. “Food is one of them.”
“We always need volunteer help,” said Smith. “People can donate money, time, or food.”
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