A line of vehicles for the first day of the Billings Food Bank's Farm to Trunk event Wednesday morning stretched from the Food Bank parking lot, around the building and down 3rd Avenue North for several blocks. One person in line said that despite the lengthy line, the wait time was only about 30-45 minutes.
Beginning Wednesday morning and continuing through Saturday, the Food Bank is holding a Farm-to-Trunk event to put food into the hands of thousands of residents.
The drive-thru operation is held at the Food Bank at 2112 4th Avenue N. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and people are allowed one visit during the four-day event. Organizers emphasize the event is for everybody and that there is plenty of food to go around.
Shelli Harper, who has worked for the Food Bank for about a year and a half, said they will serve about 500 vehicles each day, which amounts to around 2,000 families helped over the span of the four-day event.
Harper praised the efforts of volunteers — veterans and newcomers alike — and attributed the event's smooth operation to them.
"We have some lovely volunteers," she said. "They really make it happen."
Anyone interested in helping distribute food for the Billings Food Bank can call 406-259-2856 for more information.