Posted: Jun 29, 2012 4:54 PM by David Jay
BILLINGS - The Billings Food Bank sent its first truckload of food to help the fire victims in Roundup, on Friday.
The Food Bank sent 250 boxes of food. Each on can care for a family of six for up to 10 days.
The Busy Bee café will store the perishable food.
While many people have already helped with donations... the food bank is accepting more.
Executive Director Sheryle Shandy says the food bank's effort took off - once they figured out who could handle the storage and distribution of the items.
"The people that are staying like in the hotels, it's put a terrible strain in the hotels," Shandy said. "They had no food, and the ones that are bunking with another family, it's put a strain on their resources. And so that was the call that we got from Roundup."
Another load will go to Ashland and Lame Deer Saturday.
Shandy says some of the food bank's needs include:
clothing including socks and underwear
diapers for babies and adults