Mission: At Missoula Food Bank, our mission is to respond to the emergency food needs of the hungry and work to reduce the incidence of hunger and its effects on individuals, families and the community. Each year we distribute more than 250 tons of food - canned goods, fresh produce, bakery items, cereal, baby food, formula and more - to Missoula area residents. That's enough to serve roughly 1,000 households a month. Our staff and volunteers provide food to those who need it through a variety of programs and services: our free store on Third Street, the ROOTS program serving home-bound, low income seniors, Kids Caf providing lunches to children at risk of hunger during school vacations, and our satellite distribution sites at the Frenchtown Fire Department and the Potomac Community Center. Through our Food Circle program, we recover and distribute food prepared by caterers, restaurants and grocery stores, which would otherwise be thrown away.