2017 Food Security Council Awards

The Food Security Council (FSC) of the Montana Food Bank Network is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for our 2017 award cycle. The FSC recognizes individuals and organizations who have worked to reduce hunger and improve the nutritional status of Montanans. The awards will be presented in a ceremony in Helena on Friday, April 12th, 2017.

Please consider nominating a deserving individual or program from your community. Nominations are due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th.

Find more information and the nomination form here.

A total of six awards will be given—one within each of the following categories:

  1. VolunteerTreasure State Award: For the Most Treasured Volunteer
    This award will go to a volunteer at the local, regional or state level
  2. Public SectorGates of the Mountains: For Opening the Gates to End Hunger
    This award will go to a public employee or agency (including schools)
  3. Private SectorGlacier Award: For Moving Mountains to End Hunger
    This award will go to an individual or organization in the non-profit arena
  4. BusinessBig Sky Award: For Business of the Year
    This award will go to a business
  5. Local Healthy FoodAmber Waves of Grain Award: For Promoting Local Healthy Food
    This award will go to an individual, non-profit, or business connected with local food and agriculture
  6. OtherLewis and Clark Award: For Discovering Ways to Fight Hunger
    This award will go to an individual, group, or business that has made a significant contribution to ending hunger that does not clearly fit within the above categories

Contact Gayle Gifford for more information: ggifford@mfbn.org, (406) 721-3875

2015 Award Recipients:

Treasure State Award:  For the Most Treasured Volunteer
Winner – Nancy Myers, volunteer with church and Bigfork Food Bank
Honorable Mention – Franklin Bezold, volunteer at West Yellowstone Food Bank

Gates of the Mountain:  For Opening the Gates to End Hunger
Winner – Lynne Keenan, Food Service Manager, Browning Elementary
Honorable Mention – Salley Young, Manager and cook for Greenfield School, Fairfield

Glacier Award: For Moving Mountains to End Hunger
Winner – Ann Waikman, Executive Director, Helena Food Share

Big Sky Award: For Business of the Year
Winner – Market Place Grocery, West Yellowstone
Honorable Mention – Main Street Grocery, Poplar

Amber Waves of Grain Award: For Promoting Local Healthy Food
Winner – Kendall Van Dyk, former State Legislator and sponsor of Hunters Against Hunger bill

Lewis and Clark Award: For Discovering Ways to Fight Hunger
Winner – Katie Bark, Montana Team Nutrition
Honorable Mention – Glen Green, support and donations to Alberton Food Bank