Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Betty Vanderwielen

Setting the Record Straight


Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank volunteer Sheree Hill lifts off a tray of chicken noodle soup. The two shelves above will remain empty until more supplies come in.

SEELEY LAKE –Although food drives in Missoula get media coverage and bring in large quantities of food to the Missoula Food Bank (MFB), Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank (SSCFB) President Karen Montgomery said the food bank in Seeley Lake receives none of that bounty. The reality is SSCFB has some empty shelves that should be stocked with cans of food.

While both SSCFB and MFB are part of the Montana Food Bank Network, the two groups operate independently. Each receives the entire benefits from its fundraising efforts.

Montgomery brought up the issue because in conversing with Seeley Lake r...

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