Garden City Harvest is offering Community Supported Agriculture shares in its produce.

The food distribution program lets individuals purchase a portion of the Fort Missoula Community Farm's organic produce before it is harvested. CSA members receive approximately 10 pounds of produce a week from May to October and also have an option of getting flowers.

Sales of the shares subsidize Garden City Harvest's ability to grow and distribute food to low-income families through the Missoula Food Bank.

For more information or to become a CSA member, call the Garden City Harvest office at 523-FOOD (3663).

Interested in finding out if you can qualify for a Habitat for Humanity house in Missoula?

A general meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Head Start Building (formerly Whittier School), Worden and Phillips streets, will explain the family selection process.

Families are selected after a lengthy, detailed, non-discriminatory process that includes interviews and a home visit. Final selections are based on need, ability to repay a mortgage and willingness to partner with Habitat. Families must have been residents of Missoula County for more than one year.

A Christian-based, worldwide housing program, Humanity will build its 20th home in Missoula this summer.

For more information, call Dave Chrismon, Habitat's executive director, at 549-8210.

Greater Missoula Youth for Christ will have its annual fund-raising banquet and silent auction Thursday, May 3, at the Christian Life Center, 3801 S. Russell St.

The auction will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the banquet from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Call 721-6533 for reservations by May 1.

The Western Montana Fund Raisers Association is offering a daylong conference on Monday, May 7, at Ruby's Reserve Street Inn from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Michelle Sullivan, director of the Wyoming office of the Daniels Fund. She will focus on competitiveness in the mayor gift/special project arena.

Afternoon sessions will include a panel discussion on collaborative ventures, board and staff recruitment, special events and campaign case studies.

The conference is $55 for WMRFA members and $80 for non-members. Registration is due Friday, May 4.

For more information, e-mail or call Dorcie Dvarishkis at the University of Montana Foundation, 243-4609.

The second annual Dan Fox Homes for Kids' Fun Run will be Saturday, May 12, in Polson. It will begin in Sacajawea Park at 10 a.m.

Food, drawings and music will be available and awards will be presented to the top male and female runners. All kids who participate will receive ribbons.

Foster families can run for free, but for everyone else there's a charge: $10 for adults and $6 for kids. Race T-shirts will be provided. Entry fees on the day of the run will be $15 for adults and $6 for kids.

The Dan Fox Homes for Kids program is a foster and adoptive care program that seeks to match children with loving, competent parents.

All money from the race will go directly to benefit the Homes for Kids foster children in Lake County.

To enter, call 883-4370.

A recent food drive collected more than 4,500 pounds of food for the Salvation Army.

Hope World Wide, Montana will help the Salvation Army feed more than 5,000 clients, of which 2,100 are homeless or at risk to become homeless.

Volunteers are always needed to help nonprofit agencies. If you are interested in volunteering, call either First Call for Help, 549-5555, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Missoula Aging Services at 728-7682 or the agency of your choice.

Does your nonprofit organization have an event to share with the public through the roundup? If so, call Donna Syvertson at 523-5361, fax it to 523-5294, e-mail her at or write to her in care of the Missoulian, Box 8029, Missoula, MT 59807.

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