Posted: Dec 15, 2012 6:00 PM by David Jay
BILLINGS - This time of year is normally busy at the Billings Food Bank and even more is happening this year, as volunteers are also helping with Superstorm Sandy relief.
Volunteers helped, Saturday, by assembling food baskets and gifts for children on the east coast.
Local church members worked on addressing the food bank's local needs for Christmas.
Trucks are expected to arrive for the Superstorm Sandy relief soon. Mattresses and other goods remain on the ready to be loaded and sent.
"I and a lot of people I'm surrounded with believe that our citizenship doesn't just end here," said Sheryle Shandy, executive director of the Billings Food Bank. "That we are all on this planet together and if there's something we can do, we want to do it. And when we made connections with this school ps 197 where this is going, we knew we had that in place."
Ocean School, PS 197 is in Far Rockaway, New York.
Shandy says that's where two small trucks will take all of those supplies from Billings straight through to New York.