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"Double Down" food drive brings in 8K pounds of food in Billings

Posted at 10:57 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 08:23:07-04

BILLINGS - During the COVID-19 stay-at-home, the non-profit Family Service has seen an increase in the number of families needing food in the Billings area.

The "Double Down" to feed the kids food drive started at 6 a.m. and went until 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The drive helped raise money and bring food donations to the Q2 parking lot and at four MasterLube locations.

A $12,000 Q2 donation helped with the total of $32,134.52 along with 8,193 pounds of food.

"This has been a trying time for everyone and for our community," said Stacy Brown, Family Service executive director. "But yet the community has stepped up to help us quite a bit. Our mission is to help families and to raise them up out of poverty, to help them stay stable in their home. And so to have something like this really says that we're on the road to doing the right thing."

Brown said the food drive brought in kid-friendly food, to help bring something special to children who may need cheering up after having no school and staying at home.