The Food Security Council is the advocacy arm of the Montana Food Bank Network’s board of directors. The council serves to identify barriers to food security, gaps in services, and the need for program development throughout the state. MFBN’s Public Policy Department works to carry out much of the work identified by the Food Security Council. The council has representation from statewide advocacy groups, state offices (such as SNAP and Child Nutrition programs), congressional delegations and members of MFBN board and staff.
Mission of the Food Security Council:
- To identify the impact and effect of hunger in Montana
- To educate the public and policy makers on the status of hunger in Montana, and the role they play in ending hunger
- To collaborate with private, public, and governmental organizations to implement realistic solutions to reducing hunger
- To pursue long term solutions to hunger at the local, state, regional, and federal policy levels, and increase participation in food assistance programs