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BOZEMAN - For the second year in a row, the community food truck will be traveling around Gallatin County, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the community.

This year, the community food truck is expanding it's service in Gallatin County in Gallatin Gateway and Bozeman.

"It's incredible to actually see progress and to work in the community," said Marcy Gaston, Community Food Truck Coordinator.

Last year, the food truck serviced about 60 senior citizens per week.

"We're able to offer our prices a lot lower than other markets," said Gaston. "The point to provide access to low income seniors, so they're extremely happy."

Gallatin Valley Food Bank Program Manager, Lori Christenson said the number of older adults using the food bank is on the rise.

"There are roughly about 10% of all the customers that we see at the food bank are older adults," said Christenson. "We don't expect that number go down. The older adults are the largest growing segment demographics that needs food assistance."

She said the truck is a great way to make sure senior citizens are getting the nutrition they need.

"Whether it be a nutrition related issue or a dietary related issue or just a social interaction, the truck helps seniors living in more rural communities," said Christenson. "The best part of the food truck is that it's students going out into communities and get paired up with the older generation that has a lot of experience to share."

The Community Food Truck will kick off it's season next week at the Three Rivers Senior Citizens Club in Three Forks at 12:30 p.m.

For the full list of the trucks locations, click here.

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