As you may remember, over the last few months, we have been following the progress at Billings Food Bank after multiple issues ranging from the treatment of customers and getting food, to being given moldy/rotten food... we even had the President of the Food Bank respond to our posts.

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A Call To Action

Last month, Rebecka Perfitt started a petition on Change.org to oust the CEO of the Billings Food Bank, Sheryle Shandy, due to the issues with our local food bank. That petition, now at 1,457 signatures and counting, got the attention of a local television station (KTVQ), as they interviewed her about the allegations toward her and the food bank.

We encourage you to watch the video, linked below on the button, to see the response from Sheryle (that we never were able to get).

A Peaceful Protest

Now, over a month after the petition to oust Sheryle Shandy from the CEO position at Billings Food Bank, a new event has formed.

On October 28th from 10 am to 2 pm, you'll see a peaceful protest formed outside of the Billings Food Bank on the sidewalks, specifically on 4th Ave N & 22nd, collecting donations for organizations that are NOT the Billings Food Bank.

Right now, the items being asked for at the selected locations are as follows:

  • Tumbleweed
    • Canned Food, Healthy Snacks, Donations for Bus Passes
  • Family Promise
    • Diapers, Baby Wipes, $20-25 Walmart Gift Cards, Gas Gift Cards
  • Family Services
    • Food Donations, Financial Donations for other services
  • St. Vincent DePaul
    • Food Donations, Financial Donations for other services

If YOU want to be a part of this peaceful protest, they want to stress that the sign you bring is something with KINDNESS. The point of this protest is to show KINDNESS, rather than what has been shown to many over the last few months.

You can donate to the designated organization on the side street of 22nd & 4th Avenue North, map below.

And remember, we're here to spread kindness. And you can help your fellow community members!

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Like every state, there are always going to be a few towns that make us think twice about moving there or deciding where to raise our kiddos. But like I always say, "negative yells and positive whispers". The same goes for crime and violence; we hear about all the drug busts, assaults, break-ins, etc. It's not very often we hear about all the great things right?
Well, the list came out from Safewise, and we now know where the Five Safest Cities In Montana are.

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