In the second quarter, Family Service and Master Lube teamed up on Thursday for the second Double Down for Kids event.
The event helps feed children in Billings and surrounding communities while they are out of school in the summer.
Stacy Brown, Executive Director of the Family Service, said on Thursday that the event is important to our community and children.
“Today it’s been really important for the kids in the community, making sure we have enough food to feed them through the summer, lots of good and nutritious stuff always for the girls,” Brown said.
Donations were accepted at all Master Lube locations including Heights, King Avenue, Grand Avenue, Laurel and also at the Q2 station parking lot in downtown Billings.
Nate Webster, assistant manager of the Grand Avenue location, said attending the event is something he and the team will be happy to do.
“It’s important for us to help the community as best we can, especially with COVID happening last year. This is our second year of doing this and we feel really good about what we’ve been doing for the community,” said Webster.
In addition to accepting food donations for canned and non-perishable products, people were also invited to donate money.
A longtime Family Service donor, First Interstate Bank, has announced a large donation to the cause.
“We donated $5,000 for this specific feeding campaign. And we would like other organizations, financial institutions, to meet or win. This is the biggest competition to help us an organization and a community partner like this,” said Brian Brown, president of market for First Interstate Bank.
Currently, the official dollar value and/or food count has not been confirmed. Check back for updates.