The Town Pump Charitable Foundation has notified the Teton County Food Pantry that it is eligible for a matching grant of $2,000. Donations received from now through Nov. 30 will be applied toward matching this grant.
The Teton County Food Pantry, an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization, has received this Town Pump Grant for several years, and the $2,000 will be used entirely to purchase food, said Pantry board member Sharon Hoyt.
In 2019, the Pantry’s food continues to come from private donations, the federal TEFAP program, and the purchase of food from Rex’s Market, the Montana Foodbank Network, and local Hutterite colonies, Hoyt said. “We appreciate Miller, Rockport and New Rockport colonies for donations of produce throughout the year. And, deep appreciation for the donations of local beef through the 4-H Fair thanks to Clay Crawford and Mark and Belva DeBruycker.”
The Food Pantry is serving many families every month and is following guidelines for income, with many Teton County families eligible for assistance.
The list of food disbursers for Choteau are available at the Choteau Post Office and on the bulletin board in the back of the Choteau/Teton Public Library. For the Dutton area, call Laura Nowlin at 564-8793 or Lyn Habel at 788-5729; and for Power, Loren Dunk at 781-2757.
Fairfield has opened its own food pantry and operates under its own 501(c)3. To arrange food assistance or to make a donation, contact Megan Caffyn at 590-3150 or Chelsea Schilling at 781-1285.
Donations can be mailed to Teton County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 534, Choteau MT, 59422. The board thanks the community for its financial support.