Partnering with 85 food banks and food pantries in 72 Montana communities nearly $4 million was raised during the 2019 campaign. This includes over $750,000 in matching funds from Town Pump. In 18 years, more than $33 million has been given to the food banks of Montana including $6.75 million in matching funds committed by Town Pump. This year’s campaign runs from October 1st -November 30th.
The annual fundraiser was started with two goals. First to provide funds for food banks to help our hungry neighbors and second, to raise awareness of hunger in Montana.
Town Pump understands that a food bank does not keep its doors open through food donations alone. This is why we have committed to bring much-needed cash funds to assist with expenses such as building rent, utilities, purchasing bulk food items, and perishable food items including meat, produce, dairy and bread.
In 2019 over $400,000 was donated by Town Pump’s generous customers at Town Pump Stores, Casinos, and Hotels. All funds raised, including matching funds are used locally where the funds were collected.