Crock-Pot Meals

In keeping with March’s designation as National Nutrition Month, North Valley Food Bank is promoting a Crock-Pot meal that can be put together ahead of time in preparation for a hot meal the family can enjoy together at day’s end.

This is an extension of an idea that our founder, June Munski-Feenan, put together three years ago. Studies indicate that a meal together gives families opportunities to talk about day’s events, issues and possible problems children may be dealing with such as bullying or other stressors.

Our food bank provides a Crock-Pot to individuals who don’t already own one. We then make available a favorite recipe and provide the main ingredients needed to complete their meal. This has been well received and is made possible by a community outreach grant provided by the Whitefish Community Foundation. Meatball Mania and the hot dogs and chili are definite favorites. Because our winter seems determined to hang on, we plan extend this until our Easter food baskets which will be given out on Thursday, April 17th.

If someone has a favorite recipe to share, drop it off at the food bank or call 862-5863. We are open Monday through Friday from 9AM until 1PM. Our food distribution remains every Thursday from noon to 2PM.

A continued thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and our donors who have are such great support and fuel our determination to continue with our mission to provide free supplemental food to our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity.

Our food bank is looking for volunteers who could pick up from grocery stores, please let us know if you have an interest and a couple of hours each week. A pickup truck and no problems lifting approximately 50#’s would be required. Thank you! Phyllis Garlitz, Interim Executive Director