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Frybread business supports Fort Peck's homeless

'Behind every package of our fry bread is a purpose'

Best friends Tracey Rider and Frances Weeks had no idea that a single piece of frybread could change their lives - and the lives of many others in their community.

In 2021, the two were running the Fort Peck Tribe's temporary homeless shelter on an entirely volunteer basis. Rider, 53, cooked for the homeless each night. Weeks, 56, went door to door, collecting donations to support their efforts.

Things went well at first. They hosted weekly bingo nights, requiring attendees to be sober to play. And Rider usually cooked meals for about 100 people a night.


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