Great Whitefish Award was awarded to June Munski-Feenan

Flathead Beacon – March 23, 2013

June Munski-Feenan

File photo by Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beacon

The following awards were presented at the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Award Banquet last earlier this month at Grouse Mountain Lodge.

Great Whitefish Award was awarded to June Munski-Feenan (North Valley Food Bank). This award recognizes and honors one person’s lifetime contributions to our community.

Here’s what the Chamber had to say about June’s amazing efforts:

The origin of Whitefish’s food bank can be traced to the garage of June Munski-Feenan in 1977. Initially, June and a few good friends collected only breads, fresh produce and limited amounts of canned goods and made them available for people to come by to pick up.

Today, the food bank now lends a hand up to more than 7,000 families a year, with more than 70 percent of donations going directly to families in Whitefish. The organization relies 100 percent on unpaid volunteers, with Now in her 80’s – June tirelessly donating her time as the director, as she has for 30 years.

June is famous in Whitefish for her networking ability and finding innovative ways to get things done. For example, the North Valley Food Bank is the only food bank in the state that processes wild game. And, with her leadership – the Food Bank is currently working on a NEW and enhanced facility next to the WAVE which will provide much needed space, storage and preparation to serve our growing community.

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